A two-month long investigation by New Glasgow Regional Police has brought fourth charges against a 47-year-old from Pictou County for Identity Fraud and Defamatory Libel.
New Glasgow Regional Police received a complaint in January, that another person’s identity was used to post an ad on Kijiji looking to purchase New Glasgow Regional Police decals and police package items, for a 2018 Ford Explorer.
New Glasgow Regional Police received another complaint that a person’s, identity was used in making defamatory comments using Google Review.
Each victim and suspects were known to each other.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit searched the residence in Linacy, Pictou County at 9:20 am. The suspect was arrested, and electronic items seized.
New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit was assisted by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Digital Forensic Services, Pictou County District RCMP and the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit.
The 47 year old from Pictou County has been charged with:
Two Counts of Identity Fraud
Two Counts of Defamatory Libel