Inspector Joseph Matys Unit Commander
The Toronto Police Service is committed to protecting the people of our city from crime, including financial crime, which defrauds Canadians out of billions of dollars every year.
The Financial Crimes Unit investigates frauds occurring in, or that have a connection to the city of Toronto. Investigators work closely with community partners, regulatory agencies, and financial investigators in the private and public sectors to effectively and proactively investigate fraudulent scams. The nature of these crimes and the movement of illegal funds requires working closely with other municipal, provincial, federal and international law-enforcement organizations.
Financial Crimes investigators have specialized training to carry out investigations and focus on dismantling and disrupting organized criminal fraud groups, and are dedicated to identifying, locating, and bringing offenders to justice. The goal of the Financial Crimes Unit is to work with vulnerable community members to prevent financial crimes entirely.
Financial Crimes Sub Units:
The section leads and coordinates investigations involving organized crime and multi-jurisdictional fraud occurrences relating to:
Mass Marketing Section
The section leads and coordinates investigations involving organized crime and multi-jurisdictional fraud occurrences. The Mass Marketing Section is the lead agency in the Toronto Strategic Partnership is a combined enforcement strategy that includes provincial, national and international law-enforcement and government agencies to combat transnational fraud. The Toronto Strategic Partnership specializes in the investigation of mass marketing fraud in, or originating from, the province of Ontario with cross-border implications. The Mass Marketing Section investigates frauds relating to:
The Toronto Strategic Partnership consists of the following member agencies:
Asset Forfeiture Section
This section assists members and coordinates asset forfeiture investigations, offence-related property investigations, and money laundering investigations.
The Asset Forfeiture Section co-ordinates and provide expertise in cases involving the seizure and/or restraint of real estate, cash, bank accounts, vehicles, and assets obtained through criminal enterprise.
The Section has partnerships with law enforcement agencies, government agencies, financial institutions and other specialized resource areas that may assist with asset forfeiture, proceeds of crime and money laundering investigations.
Asset Forfeiture provide support in the following areas: