Lethbridge Police have charged a business owner with multiple fraud-related offences and believe there may be additional victims who have not yet been identified.
In 2021 members of the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into a Lethbridge business, Fisher Diesel and its owner, in connection with fraud allegations involving more than two dozen victims.
The investigation determined the incidents, which occurred between 2018 and 2021, involved business dealings through the mechanic shop including advanced fees charged for services not rendered and credit card fraud. Victims were defrauded a total of approximately $500,000.
The 40-year-old business owner was arrested without incident.
Grant Ryan Stevenson of Stirling is charged with 62 Criminal Code offences including: theft over $5,000; unauthorized use of credit card; possession of the proceeds of crime; use of a public seal; forgery; uttering a forged document; false pretense over $5,000; mischief over $5,000; fraud under $5,000; and fraud over $5,000. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 14, 2022.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police believe there may be additional victims who have not yet been identified. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim is asked to contact Cst. Yoan Bernatchez at 403-330-5212, or any member of the Lethbridge Police Economic Crimes Unit at 403-327-2210 and reference file #21031706.