HUNTSVILLE, ON- Three residents of the GTA have been arrested after the OPP were tipped off about fraudulent purchases of lottery tickets.

According to the Huntsville detachment, police were made aware of fraudulent activity involving credit cards and the purchase of large bundles of lottery tickets.

An extensive investigation has led to the arrest of three people in connection with these events. Charged are the following:

38 year old Corinne Butler, facing seven counts of fraud under $5,000, two counts of laundering the proceeds of crime, and one count of possession of property obtained by crime.

38 year old Raymond Cannon, with six counts of fraud under $5,000 and laundering proceeds of crime.

39 year old Stephen Hall, with three counts of fraud under $5,000, fraudulent use of credit card, and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

The above three are not residents of Huntsville, but have been frequenting the area since October. The Huntsville detachment advised the trio are from Scarborough, Mississauga, and Brock Township, though which individual was from where was not available.

Police are advising local business owners that there may be outstanding offences that may have taken place in their stores.

Anyone with similar events involving purchases of large bundles of lottery tickets or other items please check your surveillance cameras and confirm the frauds and contact Huntsville OPP to assist in furthering their investigation.

Huntsville OPP has learned that there have been other similar incidents reported to communities outside of Huntsville, including the Almaguin Highlands area, Durham Region, and the GTA.

This investigation is continuing and police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous.

Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.