North Glengarry family nearly taken in investment scam

(Newswatch Group/File)

ALEXANDRIA – Provincial police are warning residents to be careful about “too good to be true” investments after a North Glengarry family was nearly duped.

It happened on Tuesday (Dec. 29) after police were called about a suspicious woman at a home on Kenyon Concession Road 4.

The accused had been attempting to convince the victims to provide “quantities of cash” in return for promised profits, according to police.

A 33-year-old Ottawa woman was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted fraud over $5,000.

SD&G O.P.P. say you should always be cautious when approached by people offering or asking for financial transactions and to check the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center for more information.