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Police allege Hamilton grocery store security guard extorted customers

HAMILTON — Police allege a loss prevention officer at a Hamilton grocery store was extorting customers.

March 3, 2017
By The Canadian Press


They say investigators began looking into alleged extortion by an employee of Nations Fresh Foods last October.

Investigators allege a loss prevention officer was arresting people for alleged offences, such as shoplifting, and telling them they could avoid having the matter reported to police by paying a fee.

They say a 30-year-old Hamilton man is to appear in court March 27 charged with three counts of extortion and two counts of fraud under $5,000.

Detectives say they believe there may be more alleged victims who have not yet reported similar incidents.


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