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Theft - Fraud and Theft Investigation Leads to Arrest

Posted on Wednesday June 12, 2019
In January 2019, the Niagara Regional Police Service, Central Fraud Unit, commenced an investigation into an alleged fraud and theft of construction equipment from a West Lincoln business, Havana Group Incorporated.  As a result of a lengthy investigation, on June 12, 2019,  the Niagara Regional Police Central Fraud Unit, with the assistance of Hamilton Police Major Fraud Branch and High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), arrested and charged Ancaster resident,  Steven Sardinha, 46 years, with the following offences.

 Theft over $5000
 Mischief over $5000
 Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
 Uttering Threats
 Obtaining by False Pretence
 Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence

The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, 59 Church Street in St. Catharines, on Thursday June 13, 2019 at 9:00 am.

This investigation remains ongoing.

Incident Number: 19-3074
Submitted By: Todd Claydon
Approved By: Todd Claydon

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