A 29-year-old female has been charged after selling fraudulent Children’s Health Foundation Christmas draw tickets.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a 29-year-old female approached an address on Clarke Road and sold the occupant “raffle” tickets to “benefit Children’s Health Foundation”. The Draw tickets were claiming to be for, two Propane BBQ’s, Luggage, Car Starter, Jewellery and Gift Certificates.
While at this address, the accused was able to convince the person to invite her into the residence and once inside she was able to convince the person to give her more money. The accused then left. Further investigation revealed that this same accused may have visited others in the area as far back as November 23, 2011. The female was using a fictitious name while she was committing this offence. A total of $100 was taken from three separate victims.
The Children’s Health Foundation is not conducting or is in any way involved with a “Christmas Draw benefiting Children’s Health Foundation”. The following information has been provided to assist our Community:
All legitimate Children’s Health Foundation fundraising initiatives currently being conducted can be found at www.childhealth.ca
All independent fund raising initiatives/events that raise money for Children’s Health Foundation must first submit an application to and be approved by the Foundation before fundraising can begin.
Any special licences, permits or formal approvals needed to raise these funds, are applied for by the Foundation on behalf of the fundraiser.
If the community has any questions as to the legitimacy of any fund raising initiatives claiming to benefit Children’s Health Foundation (Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health Research Institute), then do confirm it first.
Police have charged 29-year-old Aimee McGlaughlin of London with:
Theft under $5000, contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Three counts of Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, contrary to section 354(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Three counts of Uttering a forged document, contrary to section 368(1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Three counts of fraud, contrary to section 380(1) (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.