An Oshawa woman was arrested for borrowing money from multiple individuals under the pretense of paying off her mortgage and instead using the funds to implicate herself in a cryptocurrency scam.
According to Durham Police, 25-year-old Fatima Imran diverted the money she received into a crypto scam which resulted in all the money being lost.
Following her arrest, Imran was charged with three counts of fraud over $5,000, three counts of obtain by false pretence, and three counts of theft over $5,000.
Imran was subsequently released under certain conditions. Durham police also say they've released her photo to the public in hopes of finding more victims.
Cryptocurrency scams have become somewhat popular in Canada. In November, Oklahoma City Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sold his home after receiving multiple threats from individuals looking for the previous owner, Aiden Pleterski, the self-titled "Crypto King."
Durham Regional Police was also in the news this week after an escaped kangaroo from the Oshawa Zoo punched a police officer in the face after being on the lam for three days.