Oshawa man, woman charged in ‘fraudulent sale’ of minor hockey booklets

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Published June 27, 2024 at 8:46 pm

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A male and female from Oshawa alleged to have fraudulently sold tickets in support of a minor hockey association have been identified.

Durham Regional Police have been arrested and charged the pair, who are affiliated with a business known as JSMarketing, in connection with the sale of booklets supporting the Clarington Flames Hockey Association.

Police allege while the coupon books are legitimate, the proceeds from the sales were not going to the Clarington Flames and they were not acting on behalf of the organization.

Robert Ted Kurosad, 53, from Oshawa is charged with fraud over $5,000, and obtain by false pretense over $5,000.

Jennifer Batten, 44, from Oshawa is charged with fraud over $5,000 and obtain by false pretense over $5,000.

Both Kurosad and Batten were released with a promise to report to court at a later date.

Police are asking anyone who may have been defrauded by the fraudulent sale of the booklets or JSMarketing or have any information regarding these incidents to contact Detective Chapman at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5352.

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

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