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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Arrest Made in Gold Bar Scam

Barrie | by Ken Hashizume  
An Orillia man paid $1,200 for what turned out to be fake gold, a 49-year-old Barrie man is charged.

A Barrie man is facing charges in connection to a fake gold scam.
 
Back in December, an Orillia man saw an ad on Orilliajiji for a one-ounce Royal Canadian Mint gold bar.
 
The man went to a Tim Horton's in Barrie to meet with the seller and paid $1,200 for it.
 
Afterwards, the buyer became suspicious and had the gold bar verified which turned out to be counterfeit.
 
An investigation by Barrie Police led them to a Dunlop Street home on Thursday where they arrested a 49-year-old man.
 
He will appear in a Barrie court in February.




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