Release Date: January 25th, 2019 - 3:24pm
Originator: D/Sergeant, Kevin Britton, Regional Fraud Unit, 905-465-8760
Contact: D/Constable, Kevin Harvey, Regional Fraud Unit, 905-465-8744
Location: Halton Region
The Halton Regional Police Service has charged a Burlington man following an investigation into alleged fraud offences.
On January 24, 2019, members of the Halton Regional Police Service Regional Fraud Unit concluded a lengthy investigation into an alleged investment fraud. The victims reported to police that they were presented an investment opportunity with promises of large financial returns in a short period of time. The victims received little or no returns at all and the matter was reported to the police. As a result of an investigation, Matthew Paul GOULEOS (40) of Burlington was charged with two counts of Fraud Over $5000.
Police believe there may be further victims of this fraud and encourage any additional victims or witnesses who have had financial dealings with GOULEOS to contact Detective Constable Kevin Harvey of the Regional Fraud Unit at (905) 465-8744.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.