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Oct
09

Con Man Scams Canadian Hockey-Playing Teens


51479829Probably no crime in Canada is more nefarious than the one Randy Grumbley of Ontario allegedly pulled off; he was arrested Thursday for creating a fake European hockey tournament in France and scamming dozens of Ontario teenagers out of nearly $3,500 each.

Using the alias Frances Poirier, police claim that Grumbley operated a company called Ontario Central Scouting and promised teens ages 16-21 the chance to play in a hockey tournament in Europe where professionals scouts would be in attendance. Police believe Grumbley recruited about 100 victims.

Each person paid approximately $2,800 plus travel costs but when they arrived in Colmar, France to play teams from France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany they instead discovered there was no hockey tournament or opposing teams. Jones!

Well, at least the teens got a fun trip to France right?

[Ottawa Citizen]


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