Help needed in investigation into tickets sold in support of Clarington hockey team

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Published June 5, 2024 at 6:08 pm

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Durham Regional Police are continuing their fraud investigation into a group of individuals selling tickets for a hockey team door-to-door in the Whitby and Bowmanville area.

Anyone who may have purchased booklets supporting the Clarington Flames Hockey Association tickets from an older male is being asked to step forward and contact police.

Members of the Financial Crimes Unit launched the investigation last Wednesday (May 29) and at this stage police believe the coupons were sold in 2023 as well as 2024.

Over 1,000 books of tickets are believed to have been sold. The Clarington Flames Girls Hockey Association is not affiliated with the man selling the tickets.

The tickets were sold at the recent Maplefest and, as of last week, were also being sold in the Aspen Springs area in Bowmanville.

While legit coupon books, the proceeds from the ticket books are not going to the Clarington girls’ hockey organization, nor is the male acting on their behalf.

Police describe the person selling the tickets as a white male in his 50’s who is about five-foot-nine and has a heavy build. He walks with a limp and usually has a cane with him.

Anyone who has been defrauded by this man or has any information that can help police is asked to contact Det. Chapman at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5352.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.

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