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OPP charge 1 man following alleged food card fraud in Ingersoll

Police have charged two men in Ingersoll, Ont., after food vouchers were allegedly falsified. Don Mitchell / Global News

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that OPP have only charged one man. An initial OPP release issued on Monday, Jan. 20 indicated three men had been charged.

 

One man has been arrested after falsified food vouchers were recovered from a well-known community organization in Ingersoll, according to police.

Operation Sharing is a local community organization that runs several programs throughout Oxford County, including Food for Friends.

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Food for Friends cards are given to people in need and include the name of the recipient on the card. The cards can be used at any local participating grocery stores that have partnered with Operation Sharing.

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According to police, reports of the falsified vouchers first popped up on Nov. 22, 2019, with another reported incident on Jan. 13.

On Monday, OPP announced a 34-year-old man from Ingersoll has been charged with using, dealing, acting on forged documents and fraud under $5,000.

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