CK Police Briefs – Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Don’t Be A Victim Of Fraud

Chatham-Kent police are issuing another warning about fraudsters — and they have three specific tips for how you can make sure you don’t become a victim:

– Police say one sign you may be targeted by scammers is if someone asks for gift cards or prepaid credit cards to pay a “debt” that you’re not aware of.

– Officers are also warning you not to send money through Western Union unless you know exactly who is receiving it (ie. a friend or a family member). Police say legitimate businesses do not use Western Union as a payment option and it is difficult for officers in Canada to investigate international money transfers.

– The final suggestion is to make sure you are never pressured into sending money because of a perceived time limit. Don’t feel pressured into paying someone because they say it is an “emergency.” Stop, assess the situation, and call police or a family member if it seems odd.

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Chatham Man Allegedly Breaching Release Conditions

A 22-year-old Chatham man is facing more charges now after allegedly moving to a new place without telling local police.

Officers say they arrested him on Monday after they went to check in on him on July 4 to make sure he was obeying his release conditions.

He’s now accused of breaching his release conditions and failing to notify police of an address change.

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Domestic Assault Charges Laid In Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police say a Wallaceburg man is facing multiple charges in connection with a domestic violence investigation.

Officers say they got a call on Monday from a Wallaceburg woman who was reporting a domestic assault.

As a result of their investigation, police arrested a Wallaceburg man and charged him with two counts of assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, and one count of uttering threats.