Being accused of fraud and very confused/concerned!

So I recently sold my old laptop through Kijiji as a private sale. I told the buyer the battery does not work and it only works plugged in. Also showed them when they arrived to buy it. Told them that I was quoted over $500 to get it fixed when it randomly stopped working in 2014. He took the product home. Paid me. Then hours later texts me claiming there is water damage and he wants his money back or some money back as it will be $700 to fix it. He says if I don't pay him he will report it as fraud. I don't think I did anything illegal here??

Asked over 2 years ago in Toronto, Ontario
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Andrew Captan

Answer by Andrew Captan

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Sorry, we are not permitted to provide specific legal advice on online forums.  

Take a look at the "fraud" section under the Criminal Code of Canada, which defines fraud as follows:

"380. (1) Every one who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service"
Andrew Captan
Toronto Criminal Lawyer 

Posted over 2 years ago

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