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1,000+ Clarington Flames booklets sold – but where’s cash?

Durham Police yesterday said investigation indicates that more than 1,000 booklets supporting Clarington Flames Hockey Association, have been sold.

It said the Financial Crimes Unit is continuing to appeal for anyone to come forward who purchased booklets from an older male.

The Clarington Flames Girls Hockey Association is not affiliated with this male. The coupon books are legit coupon books; however, the proceeds are not ending up with the Clarington Flames and the male is not acting on behalf of the organization, said the police.

He is described as: Male, White, 50’s, 5’9”, heavy build, walks with a limp and usually has a cane.

On Wednesday, May 29, members of the Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation into a group of individuals selling coupon booklets door-door in the Whitby and Bowmanville area. At this stage of the investigation, it is believed the coupon books were sold in 2023 as well as 2024, police said.

The booklets were also being sold at Maplefest and as of last week they were being sold in the Aspen Springs area in Bowmanville.

Anyone who may have been defrauded by this male or who has any information about this or similar incidents is asked to contact Det. Chapman of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5352.

Earlier Story

Donation Fraud: Coupon booklets being sold door-to-door

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