Alleged shovel scammer arrested
The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Kenora man following an investigation into a theft complaint that occurred on February 14, 2014. Police were advised by a homeowner that a male and female had attended offering services of snow shovelling then asked to use the bathroom in the residence. After the couple left the residence, the home-owner later noted valuables missing from the bathroom.
As a result of this investigation, 25 year old Mitchell BRYANT of Kenora has been charged with Theft Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code. He is to appear in Kenora Court on March 27, 2014 to answer to the charge.
The Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind the public to exercise caution with strangers at your door.
Don’t unlock your door or invite strangers into your residence, talk through a locked door.
Verify identification of visitors, sales and service people. Check with the company to see if they sent a representative. Legitimate businesses will not have a problem verifying the information.
Should a stranger request to use your phone, do not allow the person to enter your home.
These and other tips on personal safety can be found at opp.ca.