Pair charged after several ‘distraction thefts’ targeting seniors in Oakville

Published August 19, 2020 at 7:03 pm

Halton Regional Police made a pair of arrests after a string of “distracted thefts” were reported in Oakville.

Police say “several” incidents have occurred since March.

Halton Regional Police made a pair of arrests after a string of “distracted thefts” were reported in Oakville.

Police say “several” incidents have occurred since March.

“The thefts commonly target seniors where they are distracted prior to a second individual stealing their valuables,” said Halton Police. “Stolen credit and debit cards are then fraudulently used after the incident.” 

Two individuals were arrested and charged Wednesday (Aug. 19) after police raided a Brampton address.

Sabrina Lakatosova (26) and Roman Stojka (30) of Brampton were jointly charged with:

  • Theft Under $5,000 (7 counts)
  • Fraud Under $,5000 (5 counts)
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (5 counts)

Both were released with a future court date.

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