Fraud charges delay Barrie man’s flight

A local man’s plans to fly to Bosnia on a one-way ticket were grounded when he was arrested and charged with numerous fraud-related offences, police report.
On Saturday police arrested a man, 63, who was wanted on 20 fraud-related calls. Over the course of a three-day span in early February, police allege, the male deposited approximately $13,000 worth of stolen cheques into his bank account and made numerous withdrawals until his bank was alerted and froze the account.
Police conducted an investigation and charged him with the following offences: seven counts of possession of stolen property, six counts of utter forged document, five counts of fraud under $5,000, one count of fraud over $5,000, and one count of breach of probation.
Instead of flying out to Bosnia on Sunday, he was cooling his heels in a Barrie cell awaiting a bail hearing, police report.