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Driver accused of refusing to pay for tow service

18-year-old from Michigan charged with fraud in Blind River
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BLIND RIVER - On June 18, 2022 shortly after 8 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a disturbance near Eastman Road and Highway 17 in the Town of Blind River.

Investigation determined a local tow company attended the said area and pulled a vehicle out of the ditch. [It is alleged that] the driver of the vehicle refused to pay for the tow service and drove off. Police located the vehicle a short time later and arrested the driver.

As a result, William Nelson, 18 years of age from Gowen, Mich., was charged with:
    •    Fraud under $5,000, contrary to section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on Aug. 4, 2022.