Burlington Door to Door Canvasser Charged

A Hamilton man is facing fraud-related charges after going door to door in Burlington.

The man was arrested after Halton police received a complaint of a suspicious person canvassing door to door for money.

He was falsely representing himself as a member of a local place of worship in the Headon Forest area, investigators allege.

Mohammed Ismail, 25, was arrested after an extensive search and help from residents.

Ismail is charged with fraud under $5,000; false pretenses under $5,000; trespassing at night.

Investigators allege the suspect fraudulently obtained money from numerous citizens in the Headon Forest area and throughout Burlington.

The suspect is black, tall, thin and was wearing a white dress shirt and khaki shorts.

Residents in the Headon Forest area are also being requested to check their property for any related damage or discarded canvassing materials.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the criminal investigations bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 or through the internet at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

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