Springwater Pair Accused Of Abusing Power of Attorney

Senior Citizen Defrauded of Thousands of Dollars

Two people are facing 30 charges after an elderly Barrie resident was victim of fraud. The OPP were contacted in September of last year as a senior citizen reported was defrauded over the course of seven months. Investigators say a family member abused their Power of Attorney, scamming an 86-year-old Barrie resident out of several thousand dollars. A 45-year-old woman and 50-year-old man, both from Springwater, will answer to their 30 Fraud-related charges in Bradford court next month. Meanwhile, South Simcoe Police are reaching out to elderly residents in the area, with a Senior’s Police Academy program. More information on that can be found in our regular Walking The Beat Feature.