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Woman Arrested in Rental Fraud Investigation


Case #: 2023-9043842

The Toronto Police Service is making the public aware of an arrest made in a rental fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

  • between June 2023 and  August 2023, a woman advertised apartments for rent in Toronto on various websites
  • victims would provide deposits for an apartment
  • victims would then be contacted advising that the apartment was no longer available
  • the victims then discovered the woman was not authorized to show or rent the apartments

See previous release

Lariza Resendez Lopes, 26, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with:

  1. eight counts of Fraud Under $5000
  2. eight counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

She will attend court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 2 p.m., in room 202.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

By Constable Laura Brabant

Constable Laura Brabant

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Constable Jeff Chahal

Detective Constable Jeff Chahal

52 Division


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