Kingston resident charged after allegedly defrauding disabled clients

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Investigators have charged a Kingston resident who defrauded six clients while working for a local agency that offers 24-hour care to severely disabled individuals, according to Kingston Police.

In a press release on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2024, Kingston Police said the investigation stemmed from a complaint from the agency, and found that six clients’ money was taken under the guise of purchasing them Christmas gifts, for which handwritten receipts were submitted.

“When pressed for actual receipts by her employer, the individual submitted a forged document. In addition, the clients’ wallets were repeatedly removed from their residential care facility, in strict violation of the agency’s rules,” Kingston Police detailed.

The accused, Vicky Read, a 48-year-old individual who resides locally, was arrested on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2024, police said.

Police said that Read is charged with:

  • Fraud under $5,000
  • Breach of trust
  • Uttering a forged document
  • Two counts of theft under $5,000

Kingston Police encourage any other individuals in the community who have been victimized by the accused to contact Detective Anthony Hampton at 613-549-4660 ext. 6438, or via email at [email protected].

2 thoughts on “Kingston resident charged after allegedly defrauding disabled clients

    • My thought exactly. But, in sober second thought, it wasn’t the owner of the business’s fault. It really wasn’t. It appears they did everything right. So naming them could lead to that business closing through loss of clients, if it’s thought they can’t be trusted, and let’s face it, we desperately need services like this. Had it been fraud perpetrated by the owners of the business, then yes, name it.
      Naming the alleged perpetrator is within reason.

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