Oxford OPP have made an arrest after an alleged forgery involving Food for Friends cards from Operation Sharing.
INGERSOLL - Oxford OPP have made an arrest after an alleged forgery involving Food for Friends cards from Operation Sharing.
Food for Friends, involves distributing food cards, redeemable at participating grocery stores who have partnered with Operation. The wonderful program is designed so that the less fortunate in our community can shop with dignity and purchase good, wholesome food that they pick for themselves.
Operation Sharing issues the specially designed, highly controlled, non-transferable cards for a set dollar amount, to a person with their name on it, which that person is also required to sign.
Last November police received a report of a fraud involving falsified food vouchers. A 34 year old man from Ingersoll was arrested and charged with use, deal, acts on forged documents and fraud under $5,000.
Chaplain and Executive Director of Operation Sharing Stephen Giuliano says the Police did a great job for this investigation.
"I would like to give a tremendous amount of thanks to the Ingersoll OPP detachment and the Woodstock Police for their ongoing support and investigative efforts regarding the situation. Also a special thanks to our food for friends participating grocery store managers and staff in Ingersoll and Woodstock for their efforts in identifying these fraudulent cards when there have been those who have attempted to use them. I also want to thank all those in our community for their ongoing support of this high successful program in providing dignity and healthy eating for the many less fortunate locally."
(This article has been updated after speaking with Oxford OPP, we are expecting more details later this week)