Laurentian Valley OPP Police Press Releases

$30,000 Fraud – STEPHENSON Arrested

(LAURENTIAN VALLEY TWP, ON) – A Whitewater Region resident is facing fraud-related charges after a criminal investigation was launched in January 2024.

The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began investigating after loss prevention staff at a retail store in Laurentian Valley Township reported fraudulent transactions. An investigation found that the store sustained over $30,000 in losses over a period of several months.  

As a result of this investigation, 28-year-old Katherine STEPHENSON has been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC) offences:

  • Fraud over $5000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

The accused was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on April 23, 2024.

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