By Renée Francoeur
June 2, 2015 – The York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit has charged a 37-year-old Bradford, Ont. man with fraud for over-purchasing materials on behalf of the electrical contractor that employed him.
Jason Chapman has been charged with fraud over $5000 and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on June 25, 2015.
In early May, investigators said they were made aware of a possible fraud where the suspect, while working for an electrical contractor in Vaughan, had been over-ordering material, which he would personally pick up. The investigation found Chapman had been selling the excess materials to scrap yards for his personal benefit. Police said the fraud had been ongoing since 2013 and that the company he was employed with had lost over $200,000 worth of purchased materials.
Chapman turned himself in at No. 2 District in Richmond Hill on May 25.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, please contact York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit at 905-830-0303, extension 6614 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637), starting with the word YORK.