Winnipeg police have arrested and charged a man accused of defrauding several veterinarian clinics in the city.
Between May 2017 and August 2018, police say the man would attend each hospital with a number of dogs and seek medical treatment under a false name. During the transaction, police say he would sometimes adjust a point of sale machine or leave the business without paying.
The alleged frauds were carried out at four Pembina Highway animal hospitals, as well as locations on St. Mary’s Road, Scurfield Boulevard, Henderson Highway and Keenleyside Street.
Police believe the man was raising dogs for sale.
The estimated combined losses to the businesses are approximately $5,200.
Hazem Nafez Alsaadi of Winnipeg, 29, turned himself into police on Sunday. He has been charged with eight counts of fraud under $5,000.
Alsaadi remains in custody.