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Police warn of major fraud scam in Bradford

South Simcoe Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a fraud suspect.

On March 23, an elderly Bradford resident reported a fraud, explaining to investigators that one week prior, she got a phone call from a man claiming to be a bank employee. He told her that $1,800 had been deposited into her account by mistake and that he needed her to withdraw the funds and hand them over to him.

The woman was told how to complete the transaction and got into a cab that the suspect sent to her home. She made the withdrawal and returned home. The suspect called back and had her walk to the corner of John Street East and Barrie Street to hand over the money.

Around 3 p.m on that day, she handed the money over to the suspect, though the woman was unable to provide a description of him. Anyone who can identify the suspect, has been approached in a similar manner, or who saw the transaction on Barrie Street on March 16 is asked to call SSP at 905-775-3311 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Noisy Barrie house party leads to charges

A Barrie man faces multiple charges after his neighbour was threatened for calling city police about a noisy house party earlier this month.

 Officers visiting a Nelson Street house party March 5 encountered loud music, drunken youths and the smell of marijuana, police said.

A 27-year-old man was charged under the city’s noise bylaw, as well as for supplying youths with liquor.

He became very angry with his neighbours for contacting police.

The man met a neighbour in his driveway a short time later and threats were made toward the neighbour, his family and his house, police said.

On Monday at 10:50 p.m. a man was arrested and charged with multiple counts of threatening and breaching his probation.

Police say the man is on three separate probation orders for previous threats, assault and weapons charges. He was held for a bail hearing Tuesday morning.

Barrie firm lands $2.5M for export contracts

Barrie’s Linear Transfer Automation Inc. has been awarded $2.5 million in funding from Export Development Canada (EDC) to support its export contracts with companies such Ford, Nissan, General Motors, Daimler and Honda.

The partnership between EDC and Linear Transfer began a decade ago when EDC first gave the Barrie company credit insurance and bonding support for a Mexico transaction.

“EDC has really come to the table to provide us with what we need to succeed, every step of the way,” Linear Transfer president Rama Jayaweera said. “Our sales are ever-increasing and now span all of North America and around the world.”

The company started in 1994, providing automotive, appliance, HVAC, outdoor power equipment and renewable energy. It has 80 employees at its Barrie plant, with plans to create 10 new positions during the next year.

It is also moving to a new location at 61 Rawson Ave. later this year.

“Linear Transfer has already accomplished the hard part, which is establishing itself in global supply chains of major multinational corporations,” EDC senior vice-president of financing and investment Carl Burlock said.