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Two Toronto men accused of swindling an elderly man out of $9,000 as part of a ‘grandparent scam’

Niagara police have arrested two Toronto men in connection with a so-called “grandparent fraud” in which an older man was defrauded of $9,000 in cash.

Police said officers launched an investigation on Monday after first learning of the alleged fraud in Welland City.

The petitioner is a man in his 80s who said he received a phone call from a person who claimed to be his grandson. The person gave the phone to another man who claimed to be a lawyer, implying he was in legal jeopardy.

Police said the lawyer asked the man to pay “legal costs,” and the man agreed to the demand and later went to a local bank to withdraw cash.

That very day, a man claiming to be a courier came to my house and collected the money.

Police said the complainant then contacted investigators and told them he believed he was the victim of a fraud.

While officers were investigating the matter, the same suspect allegedly contacted the complainant and demanded an additional $10,000.

Police said they tried to collect more money but were unsuccessful.

The duo were then arrested following a traffic stop in a highway district. 406 and Queen Elizabeth Way in St Catharines.

Souleymane Camara, 24, and Enio Martins, 23, were charged with two fraud charges over $5,000.

Police have released a photo of the suspect and the 2007 Honda Civic allegedly used in the crime.

Both suspects have been released from custody pending a future court date.

“The investigation is still ongoing and has been assigned to a detective in the NRPS Central Fraud Division,” police said in a news release.

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Two Toronto men accused of swindling an elderly man out of $9,000 as part of a ‘grandparent scam’

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