Woman charged with fraud-related offences

Chatham-Kent police were contacted in April by a Chatham business concerned about an employee possibly posing as a doctor, and writing forged doctor notes and prescriptions.

Chatham-Kent Police Service

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Chatham-Kent police were contacted in April by a Chatham business concerned about an employee possibly posing as a doctor, and writing forged doctor notes and prescriptions.

After an investigation, officers charged a 39-year-old Chatham woman with fraud under $5,000, forgery, and acting on a forged document. She was released with a court date.

Unmarked cigarettes

The Chatham-Kent OPP was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 at Charing Cross Road, which is currently designated a construction zone with a speed limit of 80 km/h.

Officers clocked a westbound Jeep travelling faster than the posted limit, the OPP stated.

Once stopped, officers reportedly found 14 cartons of unmarked cigarettes in the vehicle contrary to the Tobacco Tax Act, which states no person shall possess any quantity of unmarked cigarettes or any unmarked fine-cut tobacco.

A 35-year-old Lakeshore woman was charged with possessing unmarked cigarettes and possessing unmarked cigarettes for sale.

A 40-year-old Windsor man was also charged with possessing unmarked cigarettes and possessing unmarked cigarettes for sale, as well as speeding.

Both individuals will appear in court at a later date.

Raleigh break-in

Some time Thursday between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., someone entered a home on Fifth Line in Raleigh.

Someone entered an unlocked garage and removed a set of women’s golf clubs and electronics, as well as multiple bottles of alcohol.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Danica Quenneville at danicaq@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87312. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Wallaceburg break-in

Some time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, someone entered an unlocked shed at a home on Mirwin Road in Wallaceburg.

Someone entered the shed and removed tractor batteries as well as tools valued around $1,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Josh Corbin at joshuac@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87312, or Crime Stoppers.

Theft charge

A woman was reportedly caught on camera Monday removing samples of prescription sunglasses from a store on St. Clair Street.

The value of the glasses was reported as $600. On Friday morning, officers on patrol found the suspect of no fixed address and she was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

She was released from custody and turned over to Sarnia Police as she was wanted on outstanding warrants.

Camp Sirens

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer, firefighter or paramedic?

The Chatham-Kent Police Service, Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services and Chatham-Kent EMS are giving children aged 12 and 13 the opportunity to find out.

Camp Sirens will be held from July 19 to Aug. 2. Visit www.chatham-kent.ca for an application.

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