May 15, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) – A Kitchener man has been charged with multiple fraud and identity theft offences following what police are calling a complex investigation in various Ontario communities.
In July 2017, the Anishinabek Police Service in Parry Sound contacted the Ontario Provincial Police about a fraud investigation involving a man who was wanted on multiple arrest warrants.
As a result of the OPP’s investigation, 42-year-old Vincenzo Salvatore Kevan Jeffrey Beaucage was charged with:
- Identity theft.
- Identity fraud.
- Possession of property obtained by crime.
- Possession of identity documents.
- Fraud registration of title.
- Personation with intent to obtain property.
- Fraudulent registration of title.
- Fraud over $5,000.
Beaucage is “well known to the policing community, immigration officials and most major financial institutions for his involvement in identity theft and fraud,” police said in a release.
He “has been known to use multiple aliases and identities, has legally changed his name in the province of Ontario twice and is believed to possess and utilize numerous fraudulent identity documents.”
Police are asking other potential victims of Beaucage’s criminal activity to come forward with any information that could aid them in their ongoing investigation.
Beaucage’s next court appearance is May 29 in Kitchener.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.