Milton (July 31, 2019) – Halton Regional Police Service seeks assistance in identifying a fraud suspect. The suspect is alleged to be responsible for several mail thefts in a condominium building in Milton and subsequent identity fraud.
The suspect is male, black and clean-shaven. The 35 to 45-year-old man has been seen wearing various outfits but often with Under Armour® branding.
Between November 2018 and May 2019, it is alleged that the suspect(s) stole and/or redirected mail. With the gathered information the suspect(s) then allegedly took over bank accounts by utilizing the fraudulent identities in order to be added on as supplementary cardholders. The suspect(s) also opened new credit card accounts under the victims’ identities online. The fraudulent credit cards were used to pay for products and gift cards, worth thousands of dollars across the Greater Toronto Area.
The police have identified six victims until now. But, believe that more victims may still come forward.
Police are asking anyone with further information regarding these types of incidents to contact Det/Cst. Kate Banks at 905-825-4747, ext. 2468 or the on-duty Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4747, ext. 2410.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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.