The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) says additional charges have been added as part of an investigation into a grandparenting scam.
Officers said a 25-year-old man who was previously arrested in connection with the investigation now faces an additional charge of fraud over $5,000 and another of recruiting for a criminal organization.
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The man now faces a total of 13 charges of fraud over $5,000 and three charges related to a criminal organization.
Police say the investigation is still ongoing and anyone who has been defrauded is encouraged to call SPS at 306-975-8300.
Three Quebecers were charged in connection with these grandparenting scams in early January.
Officers say these scams cost residents a total of more than $100,000.
Police say they have received reports that an elderly person receives a call or knocks on his door from someone claiming to know one of his family members in an emergency and in need of money for bail or hospital bills.
— with files by Brooke Kruger
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