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Halifax woman facing fraud charge

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A fraud charge handed down today to a Halifax woman following a month long investigation involving a 91 year old victim.

Police fear there may be more victims and are appealing to the public for tips.

A Halifax woman is facing a charge following a fraud investigation involving an elderly victim.

Back on May 4th, a 91-year-old women contacted police after noticing irregular financial activities on her credit card statement.

The victim ended up being defrauded of several thousand dollars by a suspect who used her credit card at various locations in Halifax in the last two months.

Police later arrested 65-year-old Brenda Louise Clements and faces a charge of fraud over $5,000.

Clements knew the victim as she had volunteered her time to help the victim with daily activities and errands.

Investigators say they believe there may be more victims defrauded in a similar manner, and are asking those with any information to contact them.

If you believe you have been the victim of a fraud, please call the Financial Crime Unit at 902-490-1985. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to: 274637

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