Mississauga Man Facing 54 Charges of Credit Card Fraud
Published July 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm
A Mississauga man is facing a whopping 54 charges related to 14 incidents of online credit card fraud in the GTA, according to a recent article from CBC.
The man is suspected as the result of a widespread investigation all across the GTA, with the efforts of Halton regional police being assisted by Peel, York, and Durham regional police.
According to police, the suspect is accused of placing several online orders at Best Buy using stolen credit card data, then intercepting the packages after they were delivered by Canada Post.
He’s also accused of occasionally posing as a mail courier and trying to pick up the items from confused homeowners who didn’t know why packages were being delivered to their homes.
The suspect was arrested after two alleged victims took pictures and videotaped a man who came to their doors to retrieve packages, according to the article. It’s estimated he spent roughly $40,000 using stolen credit card information.
Officers are currently still investigating to see if there are others who have been affected by the scam. If you have any information, call police or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.