Other charges laid in Saskatoon grandparents scam – Saskatoon | PKBNEWS

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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Additional arrests made in family emergency scam in Saskatoon

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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.

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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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