Brighton resident arrested after $80K allegedly misappropriated

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Days after the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) made an arrest in connection with a fraud investigation, a second fraud investigation also concluded with an arrest.

This arrest occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, after what OPP called a “lengthy fraud investigation.” According to a release from the OPP, an organization reported that funds — over $80,000 — had been misappropriated.

Todd Bishop, age 51, from Brighton, has been charged with:

  • Criminal breach of trust
  • Three counts of forgery
  • Four counts of fraud over $5,000
  • Fraud under $5,000
  • Four counts of theft over $5,000
  • Theft under $5,000

Bishop was reportedly released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton later this month. 

In the release, the OPP said they “will not identify the name of the organization, as they are considered a victim.”

In response to Kingstonist inquiries, the OPP would not say whether the organization victimized by the scheme is a charitable organization. Police did, however, confirm that the fraud case for which Bishop was arrested and the fraud case announced earlier in the week on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, are not connected. Kingstonist has posed further questions about Bishop’s case to the OPP. Further coverage of this matter will be provide if/when more information becomes available.

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