Letters police say were involved in a mail scam.
Mounties say the scam involved letters from Edmonton targeting recipients in the U.S.
The letters told people they'd won a lot of money in a lottery. A cheque was included - deducted from the winnings - which the sender claimed was to cover cross-border fees charged to redeem their prize.
Once the money was sent, "the alleged scheme collapsed, and victims discovered they had lost their money," according to a police news release.
Recipients were stung, on average, $3,600 each and the total value of the scheme was over $7-million.
Charged with two counts of fraud over $5000, one count of commit fraud via mail, and one count of money laundering is Richard Chukwu, 39, of Edmonton.
He's set to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court Tuesday.