Toronto man charged for home renovation fraud

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

– between July and August 2011, the accused attended the homes of seniors and talked them into some type of renovation work,

– the accused filled out an invoice for home repairs, which was subcontracted,

– the work is not properly completed, and the victims were over-billed.

It is further alleged that:

– in August 2011, the accused attended a victim’s home and claimed to be collecting back taxes for Revenue Canada, for the work done a year prior.

Richard Chahor, 44, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Fraud Over
2) Personation with Intent
3) Fail to Comply Probation

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Friday, November 25, 2011, at 1 p.m.

Police believe there may be more victims.

Police are requesting the public, especially seniors, to be cautious when contracting out home repairs.

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