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Police blotter: Cash stolen from West Lynn School

Almaguin Highlands OPP secure the scene of a triple murder-suicide on Starratt Road in Ryerson Township, about 100 kilometres south of North Bay.
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Almaguin Highlands OPP secure the scene of a triple murder-suicide on Starratt Road in Ryerson Township, about 100 kilometres south of North Bay. Photo/OPP Twitter

Norfolk OPP say a “large quantity of Canadian currency” was removed from a secured office at West Lynn Public School in Simcoe.

Police were contacted about the incident on Monday. It was determined the theft took place between Jan. 10 and 16.

OPP are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Fraud charges

A 27-year-old woman has been charged with fraud stemming from an incident at Money Mart in Simcoe on Monday.

Norfolk OPP were contacted after a woman attempted to cash a cheque. She was later charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and use, deal or acts on a forged document.

Alcohol consumed in break and enter

A local homeowner is out a quantity of alcohol after a break and enter on Monday afternoon.

The culprits broke into a garage at a property on Charlotteville Road 11 sometime between 5:00-5:30 p.m. Once inside, they consumed a quantity of alcohol.

Man with dog breaks into home

A Norfolk resident was surprised to find a strange man and dog in their home early Monday.

The resident heard a noise in the kitchen area of their Turkey Point Road home at just before 4 a.m.

The occupant walked into the kitchen and observed a man with a dog.

The resident fled the home and immediately contacted police.

Norfolk OPP say it doesn’t appear that anything was taken.

The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and to be extremely vigilant when any stranger arrives at your home. The OPP’s website, www.opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.

Resident loses $3,600 in scam

The Norfolk County OPP is urging members of the public to be vigilant after a local resident lost $3,600 in an online loan scam.

The resident had verbal and written correspondence however no funds ever arrived. This was after they paid $3,600 to cover the cost of the insurance for the loan.

Advance-fee loan perpetrators are preying on unwary consumers, taking their money for the promise of a loan or credit, said Norfolk OPP.

The scam artists often impersonate legitimate lenders to entice consumers into falling for their offer.

Police offer the following tips:

* Don’t pay for the promise of a loan.

* Ignore any ad or hang up on any caller that guarantees a loan in exchange for a fee in advance.

* Remember that legitimate lenders never guarantee or say that you will receive a loan before you apply or before they have checked out your credit status or contacted your references, especially if you have bad credit or no credit record.