Sarnia Police arrest 24-year-old man in connection with alleged fraud of 82-year-old woman

Sarnia Police say they have arrested a 24-year-old Sarnia man who now faces some 79 charges of fraud over $5,000, the alleged crimes dating back to November 2011 and involving an 82-year-old Sarnia woman investigators say had maintenance work done at the woman's north-end home.

Jeff Henry Rodey was arrested by police Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. and is appearing in court today (Wednesday) for bail hearing purposes.

Rodey is accused of stealing the woman's chequebook and subsequently defrauding her in an amount over $22,000. Police say a commercial establishment also lost more than $8,000 as a result of cheques investigators say were returned by the financial institution.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the matter or possibly similar circumstances that may involve the accused to contact the Criminal investigations Branch at (519) 344-8861, extension 6105 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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