Contractor charged after alleged construction fraud incident in Beckwith Township

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The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Stittsville resident with fraud after a Beckwith Township resident reported an issue with a contractor.

In a media release, police explain that the investigation began in November. A Beckwith Township resident reported that they had paid a large advance to a contractor for a construction project.

“The individual told investigators that issues developed and the project was not completed,” police state.

On Jan. 22, as a result of the investigation, Shelby Mills, age 30 of Stittsville, was charged with fraud over $5,000.

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on March 4, 2024.

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