Two Corner Brook teenagers charged for Labrador forest fire charity scam

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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.

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Labrador forest

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  • Karen
    August 26, 2013 - 11:32

    Awesome idea. Both should fundraise to the amount that they scammed.. Probation is a joke to these kids.

  • thats funny......collecting for new cabin
    August 26, 2013 - 10:50

    wicked; thats a good one; couple young girls knock on your door; we are collecting for people in labrador who; LOST THEIR CABINS; hahahaha; they never lost their homes; their lives; their ability to earn income; stroke heartattack; they lost their 22 THOUSAND BUCKS; QUADS and SIDEBYSIDES; BOATS; GEN SET; haha; who would give to this cause; they live in interior the middle of labrador in the woods; the boonies; and they have cabins in the woods; the boonies; and best part is; THEY ALL ARE SUPER BUSY REBUILDING.....according to the news; ......please send donations in care of IOC to poor cabin owners probably making little over 150 thousands bucks a year; over 250 thousand if da wife works in the mines.....only in lab; nfld....priceless; NOBODY I GUESS HAD INSURANCE.....FOR SURE

    • Wilf
      August 26, 2013 - 12:19

      Wow! definitely need more fibre in your diet! Chill out b'ye.....

  • we need volunteers
    August 26, 2013 - 09:35

    It appears these girls have a fondness for fund-raising efforts. Perhaps the judge could arrange something to fill their time when he hands down his/her sentence. A couple of hours a day collecting recyclables or donating their time to some worthy cause would fit the bill nicely.

    • kayla
      August 26, 2013 - 10:17

      I agree fully. They will onlu get probation for sure. Since they want to funraise they should have to do community services ljke fundraise etc.