Nova Scotia

Man faces fraud charges for the third time this year

A Cole Harbour man faces fraud charges for the third time this year. In the latest case, 46-year-old Stephen Cole had help from 46-year-old Elizabeth Cole.

A Cole Harbour man faces fraud charges for the third time this year.

In the latest case, 46-year-old Stephen Cole allegedly had help from 46-year-old Elizabeth Cole.

They've each been charged with fraud under $5,000 and theft under $5,000.

Det. Const. Dana Drover said police started their investigation back in October.

"Well we had a complaint from a gentleman in Ontario who owns a plastics brokerage company... through his business transactions (he) had a dealing with this individual and his company and unfortunately was not able to obtain delivery of the merchandise he paid for, nor a return of his money."

Drover said Stephen Cole faces similar charges for allegedly misleading an Alberta man last summer.

He was also charged with several counts back in October for allegedly defrauding an overseas company of $50,000.

All three matters are still before the courts.

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