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Uxbridge woman receives multiple fraud related charges

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) has charged an Uxbridge woman with fraud, after a client was allegedly “defrauded of more than $9,000.”

According to police, their Financial Crimes Unit started their investigation into 48-year-old Andrea Lynn Robertson, in 2019, “after allegations the suspect had received deposits from the victim for various lawyer fees.”

“The suspect accepted funds from the victim, including a deposit, intended as a retainer fee, and a cheque, intended for probate. The suspect misappropriated the funds for personal use,” the DRPS stated, in a press release. “The suspect’s licence to practice law was revoked in May 2018.”

Ms. Robertson’s company was Uxbridge Mediation and Divorce Services. She is being charged with fraud over $5,000, forgery, perjury, obstructing justice and altering a document with the intent to defraud.

Police are asking anyone who has further information on this case to contact Detective/Constable Finley, of the Major Crime-Financial Crimes Unit, at 1-888-579-1520 extension 5358.

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