Lawrence Pigeon was arrested after a four month investigation initiated by the victim’s family. Their concerns, once investigated, revealed that the suspect had befriended the 80-year-old victim after meeting him in a church two years ago and defrauded him of over $40,000. Pigeon presented himself under the false name of Steve Stanton and developed a relationship by visiting him, cleaning his apartment and going out to eat. Over time he obtained the keys to the victim’s apartment and started making financial demands to help him out with a promise of repayment.
During the investigation, a second complaint in relation to a second elderly victim being defrauded by Mr. Pigeon was uncovered. He has been charged with one count of Fraud over $5000 and one count of Fraud under $5000. He is appearing in court this morning.
Lawrence Pigeon has used several aliases in the past and the Ottawa Police believes there may be other victims in the Ottawa area. False names used were: