ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — An Ontario woman alleged to have defrauded multiple businesses in the St. John’s metro region by impersonating five different women over two days in June appeared in St. John’s provincial court on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Paula Malandruccolo, 51, is facing 27 charges, including fraud over $5,000, unlawfully committing identity fraud, 10 counts of uttering forged documents and eight counts of unlawfully possessing the identity documents of another person.
According to a news release from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, officers arrested Malandruccolo after what the RNC described as a “fraud scheme” allegedly involving the Ontario woman.
Police said a woman, who is alleged to be Malandruccolo, used false identification to get large quantities of valuable merchandise, including cellphones, from businesses in St. John’s.
Malandruccolo is alleged to have used…