A 21-year-old Oakville woman is one of multiple people arrested by Halton police 3 District Criminal Investigation Bureau in connection with a series of frauds related to a romance scam operating in Burlington.

In October and November 2020, a senior victim was contacted by a person claiming to be a retired Canadian army sergeant named Darren Michaelson, and began an online romantic relationship.

Over a number of weeks, the victim was defrauded of more than $150,000 after sending money to persons they believed were assisting Michaelson with legal troubles and assistance returning to Canada.

The Oakville woman has been arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and laundering the proceeds of crime.

Also arrested and charged are a 38-year-old female from London, charged with fraud over $5,000; a 36-year-old Toronto male, charged with fraud under $5,000; a 35-year-old male of Toronto, charged with fraud over…

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