Mississauga (August 27, 2019) – The Peel Regional Police informs about the arrest of the suspect in a series of frauds in the city of Mississauga, on August 24. The suspect is Thomas Henry Ogden. He was wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly defrauding four individuals, most of whom he met at a Mississauga bingo hall.
The first incident was reported in November 2018 when Ogden allegedly persuaded a 70-year-old man from Brampton to get a home security monitoring system. In order to complete the security job, the suspect allegedly requested the victim’s two new cell phones and his laptop, which he never returned.
In July, Ogden met three more alleged victims in a bingo hall in Mississauga where he allegedly persuaded them into purchases. The first woman, 64-years old from Toronto, reports that she made a partial deposit to buy a used vehicle from him, but never received the car. Two other women, a 33-year-old and a 64-year-old, describe incidents where the suspect persuaded them into buying cell phones and subsequently, offered to unlock the purchased phones for them. Both alleged victims claim that they have never received their phones back.
As a result, the 50-year-old man from Toronto faces numerous charges including four counts of fraud and multiple breaches of probation order. He attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on August 25.
Anyone who believes they may have had similar dealings or have any additional information is asked to contact investigators at the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.
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.