In September of 2020, 2 District – Niagara Falls uniform officers began an investigation into an allegation of fraud by an employee of Niagara on the Lake Hydro.

The investigation was assigned to detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Central Fraud Unit.

Detectives determined that the fraud occurred between March 2019 and July 2020 for an amount in excess of $425,000.  The employee held the position of Vice President of Operations at the time of the offence.

On January 12, 2020, detectives arrested and charged Kazi Marouf (67 years old) of Fort Erie.  He has been charged with the offence of:

•        Fraud Over $5000

Marouf has been released from custody on a Form 10 Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on March 22, 2021.

At the time of his arrest, Marouf had returned in excess of $400,000 to Niagara on the Lake Hydro.

Anyone who may have information about this matter is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 1009133.

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