Toronto Police Service Charge 3 in $200,000 Fraud investigation, 122 charges laid TPS

Toronto Police Service Charge 3  in $200,000 Fraud investigation, 122 charges laid  TPS

drossyCFN – On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., officers arrested three men in the Queen Street West and James Street area. The arrests are part of a $200,000 Fraud investigation. 

It is alleged that:

– Since 2013, three men travelled to Toronto from Montreal on multiple occasions

– these men participated in distraction thefts (pickpockets) in downtown bars and restaurants.

– they committed a Break-and-Enter into a hotel room, stealing wallets, money and identification

– they would utilize the information obtained from the stolen identification to change PINs

– they used the stolen cards to purchase high-end clothing and items from stores in Toronto

– over this 11-month investigation, these men defrauded their victims of over $200,000

It is believed similar incidents of theft and fraud may have been committed in Peel Region, Ottawa, Laval, Quebec and Vancouver.

David Rossy, 27, of Montreal, is charged with the following:

1) Participate in a Criminal Organization
2) Break-and-Enter
3) Possession Of Property Obtained By Crime under $5000 (12 counts)
4) Fraud Under $5000 (11 counts)
5) Possession Of Stolen Credit Card (8 counts)
6) Use Stolen Credit Card (11 counts)
7) Fraud Over $5000 (2 counts)
8) Theft Under $5000 (2 counts)
9) Fraudulently Obtain Food or Lodging
10) Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence
11) Carry A Concealed Weapon
12) Weapons Dangerous
13) Possession of Proceeds Of Crime (2 counts)


abeauliAndre Beaulieu, 32, of Montreal, was charged with the following;

1) Participate in a Criminal Organization
2) Break-and-Enter and Commit an Indictable Offence
3) Possession Of Property Obtained By Crime Under $5000 (13 counts)
4) Fraud Under $5000 (15 counts)
5) Use Stolen Credit Card (16 counts)
6) Identity Theft
7) Theft Under $5000 (3 counts)
8) Fraud Over $5000
9) Fraudulently Obtain Food or Lodging
10) Fail To Appear in Court
11) Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
12) Possession Of the Proceeds Of Crime (2 counts) 
13) Fail To Comply with Recognizance


rstelRansford Steele, 48, of Montreal, was charged with the following;

1) Participate in a Criminal Organization
2) Fraud Under $5000 (3 counts)
3) Use Stolen Credit Card
4) Fraudulently Obtain Food or Lodging
5) Possession Of Property Obtained By Crime Under $5000 (2 counts)
6) Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence
7) Possession Of the Proceeds of Crime (2 counts)

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 2 p.m., the three men were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, room 101.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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