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Fraud Investigation Leads to Arrest and Multiple Charges

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has located and arrested a suspect that was wanted for multiple fraud charges dating back as far as 2017.

On April 8, 2021, investigators with the HRPS Risk Mitigation Team located and arrested Christopher McSwain (40) of Gatineau QC in Ottawa. He was arrested with assistance from the Ottawa Police Service. He has been charged with:

  • Fraud Under $5000 (12 counts)

McSwain was held pending a bail hearing in Milton.

The Fraud charges relate to contracts entered by the accused from 2017-2019. These contracts with victims throughout Halton, Hamilton, Peel (and elsewhere in Ontario) were for snow removal services, roofing services and cottage rentals.

The contracts were signed under various company names including “Alton Village Landscaping Group” and “Brant Hills Landscape Group”.

If you believe you have been the victim of a fraud offence in Halton please contact the Fraud Intake Line at 905 465 8741.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at


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