Provincial police lay dozens of fraud charges against Ottawa used car salesman


CARLETON PLACE, Ont. — Provincial police near Ottawa say they’ve laid more than 50 fraud-related charges against a business manager at a used car shop.

Police say their investigation has been ongoing since 2016, when they received complaints related to cars, warranties and financing at South Keys Auto Sales.

Investigators say the business operated under the name “The 4×4 Store” in Carleton Place, Ont.

A 53-year-old man is facing 31 counts of fraud over $5,000, three counts of fraud under $5,000 and 23 counts of knowing a document is forged.

Police say the man is set to appear in court on September 28.

They say they won’t comment further to protect the integrity of the investigation.