Between January 2022 and March 2023, the Greater Sudbury Police Service received several fraud complaints in relation to local businesses, 5026830 Ontario Ltd. and Nickel City Financing, operated by the same individual. 

Multiple community members alleged that after providing deposits for sea containers, repossessed items, and other services, the goods and services were never provided nor were the community members refunded.

The numerous complaints were directed to the Financial Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division, leading to 12 investigations into the same individual.

As a result of these investigations, search warrants were granted on multiple bank accounts and 51-year-old, William Thomas White has been charged with 15 fraud-related offences including:

  • Fraud Over $5,000 x3
  • Fraud Under $5,000 x3
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime x5
  • Making a False Statement in Writing x4.

His next court appearance date is April 19, 2023.

As a reminder, when you receive an unsolicited invitation for easy money or if a deal seems too good to be true, verify the legitimacy of the claims/business before departing with your money.