A convicted con man arrested in St. John’s last week after he allegedly took a used car for a test drive all the way to the Port aux Basques ferry is set to plead guilty when he returns to court on Friday.
Don Cameron’s case is set for speedy disposition on Friday, and the Crown will present victim impact statements at that time.
Cameron, 53, was arrested the evening of Feb. 12 after he allegedly visited a local used car dealership and took a Ford Focus for a test drive. When he didn’t return it, the dealership called the police and Cameron was located — with the vehicle — at the Port aux Basques ferry terminal.
Fraud artist arrested in St. John’s
Cameron, who has prior fraud and theft convictions and 10 outstanding warrants from cities across Canada, was wanted in St. John’s on charges of fraud under $5,000 and possession of stolen property.
He is alleged to have stolen a camera from his ex-girlfriend, a woman he had met through the dating website Plenty of Fish. He is said to have brought the camera to St. John’s and sold it via an online classified ad to an unsuspecting Memorial University student. The student provided CBC News with the serial number on the camera, which was then matched with that of a camera warranty the woman still had in her possession.
Cameron appeared in court last Friday, where he gave members of the media the middle finger as he waited for proceedings to begin. In addition to the previous two charges, which were laid by the RNC on Jan. 18, he faces a count of theft of a motor vehicle from A+ Auto Centre.
He is wanted in other cities for charges of identity theft, fraud, theft, credit card theft, using a stolen credit card and others. The majority of his victims appear to be female.