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From the OPP

CRA scam hits Fort Frances

The Rainy River District detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has recently received several complaints from local citizens regarding phone calls where the caller is identifying themselves as a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

There are times that the CRA may contact you by telephone.

However, the CRA will never:

Charges laid in hit-and-run

Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial (OPP) received a traffic complaint of suspicious vehicles at a park situated on the south side of Kenora.

The complaint was reported at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Upon further investigation, police learned that a female pedestrian was struck by one of the All-Terrain Vehicle's (ATV).

Beware of fraud: police

Members of the Rainy District Ontario Provincial Police were made aware last week of a phone scam which has affected multiple persons in the area.

The scammers have phoned unsuspecting persons and claimed that they have won a sweepstakes or prize of some sort usually many millions of dollars, vehicles, or a combination of both.

Woman killed by bear

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a call for service at Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake.

Officers were advised that the complainant believed her daughter, aged 62, was attacked by a bear.

The female had gone to check on her dogs and had not returned.