Waterloo man allegedly posed as CSIS agent and got into relationships with several women, defrauding them of more than $2 million
FILE - A Waterloo Regional Police vehicle at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Published Thursday, November 30, 2023 6:04PM EST
A Waterloo man has been accused of posing as a Canadian intelligence officer and entering relationships with several women, defrauding them of more than two million dollars over the past 15 years.
Waterloo Regional Police said their investigation revealed that a 49-year-old man allegedly posed as a Canadian Security Intelligence Service agent and “established romantic relationships” with female victims.
“The victims were convinced to make fictitious investments and support the male’s lifestyle,” police alleged.
As a result, police executed search warrants in Waterloo and Halton Region in connection with the alleged fraud and arrested the suspect.
He has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
Police did not release his identity. He is scheduled to appear in court in January.