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  Help Us Identify Fraud Suspect

Aug 31, 2009 10:35 ET

Durham Regional Police investigators are asking the public to identify a suspect who has used a false identity to purchase over $27,000 in consumer goods. Images of the suspect are attached.

On June 25th, 2009 a Pickering man reported to 19 Division that his wallet had been stolen from his parked vehicle. His social insurance and health cards were in the wallet as well as credit cards, which he quickly canceled with the credit card companies.

The victim then began receiving outstanding bills in the mail from new credit cards taken out in his name. Investigators believe the suspect has applied for retail store credit cards under the assumed identity and maxed them out on purchases of jewellery, electronics and office supplies.

Investigators have obtained video surveillance footage from several locations where the suspect obtained a company credit card and then made a purchase. The suspect is using a false Ontario Drivers Licence for identification.

Suspect is described as male, black, 30-45 years old, with a slim build, approximately 6’ tall, clean shaven, with short hair.

Locations for the fraudulent purchases are all in the Greater Toronto Area and include Mappins Fine Jewellers, Peoples Jewellers, Staples Business Depot, Lowe’s, Sony Store, Bombay & Co. and President’s Choice Financial. The frauds have amounted to more than $27,000.

If you have any information that can assist please contact Det. Kent of the 19 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-152 ext. 2529 or email

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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