Two face charges following B&E and fraud investigation

Two face charges following B&E and fraud investigation

Following an investigation into a break and enter that occurred in a North Bay residence in March, North Bay Police arrested two people yesterday.

Brett Mathew Renaud, age 25, of North Bay, was charged with:

  • One count of break, enter and commit;
  • Three counts of fraud under $5000; and
  • One count of breach of probation;

and

A 51-year old North Bay man was charged with:

  • Five counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000;
  • Three counts of utter forged documents; and
  • Five counts of fraud under $5000.

It is alleged that on March 21st, 2016, Renaud, who is known to the female victim, used the victim’s spare house key without her knowledge or consent, to enter her North Bay residence while she was away. It is also alleged that he then took items, including a tablet and a camera, as well as the victim’s cheque book, before leaving the residence. Renaud is also accused of giving the 51-year old man three of the victim’s blank cheques as well as the stolen tablet and camera.

The 51-year old man is accused of forging the victim’s signature and of cashing the cheques with a total value of $1800 into his personal bank account. He then withdrew a portion of the total from his account and gave the cash to Renaud. He is also accused of pawning off the stolen tablet and camera, which police later recovered from a local business and returned to the victim.

Renaud was held in custody for bail, while the second accused was released from custody with a court date scheduled for August 2nd, 2016.

It is the North Bay Police Service’s policy to release the names of those persons charged with major crimes, such as the offence of break and enter, as described under Canada’s Criminal Code.