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Man charged with collecting $40K for school anti-bullying program he didn't deliver

The man was supposed to present the program to more than 30 schools in Halton and Hamilton, police say.

The man is charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and will appear in Milton court in October

Halton Regional Police have charged a man for collecting more than $40,000 for an anti-bullying program they say he didn't present. (Halton Regional police)

Halton police have arrested a man they say collected more than $40,000 in sponsorships for an anti-bullying program he never delivered.

The 44-year-old was supposed to present his anti-bullying program to more than 30 schools in Hamilton and Halton, police say. He operated his company as "Be the Game" and "Kind Every Time."

Police say the man went to a Burlington business in spring 2015 and got more than $40,000 in sponsorship money for his program.

He didn't present the program at the sponsored schools, police say, and "in several cases, did not even attempt to contact the sponsored schools to try to arrange the presentation."

Police say the man told the sponsoring business that several presentations were arranged and going ahead.

He is charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and will appear in Milton court on Oct. 5.

Anyone with information to assist in the investigation should contact Det. Const. Lorena Mallinson at 905-825-4747 ext. 2334 or lorena.mallinson@haltonpolice.ca.