Man charged in alleged SickKids Foundation canvassing fraud

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An arrest has been made in the case of a person allegedly falsely posing as a SickKids Foundation charity canvasser.

Toronto Police say they have received multiple reports since November of a man seeking cash donations at downtown Toronto apartment buildings.

The man reportedly wears clothing and a false identity badge identifying himself as a canvasser for SickKids Foundation.

Cops allege he became aggressive and physically intimidating when challenged.

Investigators released images of a suspect on Feb. 3.

On Tuesday, Kenneth Gobin, 37, of Vaughan, was arrested and faces 13 charges including three counts of attempt fraud under and four counts each of personation to gain advantage and breach of probation.

Investigators believe there are more alleged victims and ask anyone with information to contact police at 416-808-5100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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