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Two face charges after 86-year-old woman defrauded

Police have laid 30 charges



TOWNSHIP OF ESSA – On September 11, 2015, members of the Nottawasaga Detachment, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a call regarding a fraud, which had taken place over the course of seven months.

The victim was a senior citizen and entrusted a family member with Power of Attorney for property.

Following a lengthy investigation, led by the Nottawasaga Detachment Crime Unit, two persons have been charged with 30 criminal offences relating to Fraud and Theft by a person with Power of Attorney.

The 86-year-old victim, of Barrie, Ontario, was defrauded of several thousand dollars.

Charged are, Brian Allen, age 50, and Angela Wanless, age 45, both of Springwater Township.  

The two accused are facing charges of Theft by Person holding Power of Attorney Over $5,000 X five; Theft by Person holding Power of Attorney Under $5,000 X four; Fraud Over $5,000 X two; Fraud Under $5,000 X four.

The accused persons will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford on April 7, 2016.