Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
CORNER BROOK Two teenage girls from Corner Brook have been charged in connection with an alleged scam involving door-to-door solicitation of funds to help people who lost property in Labrador forest fires earlier this summer.
According to a release from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary issued Monday morning, the 18-year-old and 17-year-old girls were both charged with fraud under $5,000.
The police had been investigating the suspicious fund-raiser since receiving a complaint about it July 8. At the time, there were no fund-raising efforts being undertaken by any charity for this particular cause.
Both have been released from police custody for appearances in provincial court.