More fake court packages surface in SD&G, outside region

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – More of those fake court documents are showing up in people’s mailboxes in SD&G and other places outside the region.

Local O.P.P. said they were notified Friday (July 19) about “new fraudulent documents” showing up in SD&G and “throughout Ontario, “targeting a person, their associates and a business.

In May, police charged 41-year-old Ryan Flaro of South Glengarry with criminal harassment, making forged documents, impersonating a peace officer and careless storage of a firearm in relation to mail fraud after similar packages were delivered in the area.

Flaro will be back in court in Cornwall on Thursday (July 25).

SD&G O.P.P. Const. Tylor Copeland couldn’t say whether these were newly created documents allegedly drafted by the accused or by a copycat or whether they were packages finally making it through the mail system.

Copeland told Cornwall Newswatch the latest batch of documents is targeting the Bank of Montreal – but they are verified by the O.P.P. Crime Unit to be a fabrication.

Asked if the accused in the last case of fraudulent documents is being investigated in relation to the new papers being circulated, Copeland said “it would be all tied together.”

If you receive one of the court document packages, call your local police department and reference O.P.P. case number SP19110048.