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Arrests in Synthetic Identity Fraud

Financial Crimes


Toronto Police has made 12 arrests and laid 102 charges in a major identity fraud investigation dubbed Project Déjà Vu. Financial Crimes Detective David Coffey said the investigation began in October 2022 following a report from a financial institution that located several synthetic accounts, most of which had been opened...

Fraud Case Results in U.S. Charges

Financial Crimes


A Canadian is facing significant jail time in the United States for mail and wire fraud after cross-border investigation involving the Toronto Police Financial Crimes Unit. In 2019, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) alerted Toronto Police about a York Region resident operating a business in Toronto who was...

March is Fraud Prevention Month

31 Division
To mark Fraud Prevention Month, Toronto Police Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) is raising awareness and providing ways in which citizens can educate themselves and their loved ones. Fraud Prevention Month is an annual event designed to promote the recognition, prevention and reporting of fraud. Inspector Joe Matys, Unit Commander of...

Arrests in Mail Thefts

Financial Crimes


The Financial Crimes Unit has arrested three men in connection with a series of mail thefts across the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario. Mass Marketing investigators allege that thieves broke into Canada Post mailboxes over a period of several months, stealing cheques, credit and debit cards, identity documents and...

Stay Aware Online to Prevent Fraud

Police are urging everyone online to take simple steps to protect themselves from online fraud. To mark Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, Toronto Police Service’s Community Partnerships & Engagement Unit (CPEU) partnered with the Coordinated Cyber Centre (C3) to host a cybersecurity awareness event at the Toronto Police College...

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