Thief targeting seniors busted in Ontario

Posted Feb 22, 2011 by KJ Mullins
The kind-hearted older lady opened the door to see a young man in need. He said his car was broken down and asked if he could use her phone. While the man 'phoned' for help he would be helping himself to any cash he found laying around.
Since 2009 a man is accused of stealing from Clarington residents who targeted retirement homes and seniors living on their own. Using the above scenario the suspect would steal money undetected from those he targeted. He allegedly also committed break and enter offences, entering unlocked homes, while seniors were present and stealing items unnoticed.
On Friday the East Division patrol and Investigative Bureau, DRPS Intelligence Branch and the K9 Unit following a long investigation with the arrest of a suspect.
Christopher Alexander Graham, 25, of Concession Street East in Bowmanville is charged with: Break, Enter and Commit x2; Break and Enter with Intent x1; Possession of Stolen Property x2; Theft under $5000 x 5; Attempted Theft x11; Breach of Probation x3; Personate Police/Misleading use of badge. The accused was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Drive While Under Suspension and Use Plates Not Authorized as well as Owner Operate No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, in relation to incidents between December 2010 and February 2011.
Police anticipate more charges to be laid as they investigate crimes from July 2009 and December 2010 in the area.