Police say, in August of 2010, a female attended a financial institution in the Town of Grimsby and impersonated a client for the purpose of accessing the client’s funds.
The female was able to access the client’s finances totaling $80,000 before leaving. An investigation by the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Central Fraud Unit in 2010, identified the female who had fled to Botswana after obtaining the funds. A warrant was subsequently placed for her arrest.
On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the female was arrested by Peel Regional Police and turned over to the Niagara Regional Police Service.
Charged with Fraud Over $5000 x2, Identity Fraud x2, and Laundering Proceeds of Crime x2, is 44 year old Pumela PALMER of Mississauga.
PALMER attended a bail hearing on Thursday, January 07, 2016, and was remanded in custody with a future date.
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