Pool contractor charged with defrauding customers out of over $100,000

Windsor Police Service News Update
July 6, 2023
Case #: 23-301830, 23-40279, 23-37383
Pool contractor charged with defrauding customers out of over $100,000 

The Windsor Police Service has arrested the owner of a pool installation company on multiple fraud charges.

In April 2023, members of the Windsor Police’s Amherstburg Criminal Investigations Unit launched an investigation into KTPC Pools after receiving several reports that the business’s owner took large monetary deposits to install swimming pools but never started the work or returned the money.

Through investigation, officers learned that the owner of the company was hired by three separate customers in Fall 2022 to complete pool projects. In exchange, the owner obtained deposits from each customer totaling over $110,000. However, officers also determined that KTPC Pools had filed for bankruptcy.

On July 5, 2023, officers arrested and charged Thomas Dowling, 63, of Blenheim with three counts of fraud over $5,000. 

Investigators encourage anyone who had similar experiences with KTPC Pools to contact Constable Tim McInnis at 519-736-8559, ext. 226. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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