Two Toronto men charged for stealing cheques from mailboxes in Mississauga and Brampton
Published May 19, 2021 at 2:27 pm
Peel Regional Police have arrested and charged two Toronto men who they say are part of a group stealing cheques from Canada Post mailboxes in Mississauga and Brampton.
Members of the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, beginning in January of 2020, were able to identify links to several damaged Canada Post mailboxes found in Peel Region.
Investigators discovered the alleged suspects would use a specific way to get into the Canada Post mailboxes and then steal cheques from the inside. The stolen cheques would then be deposited into various banks and they would conduct various transactions.
Peel Investigators joined forces with the Canada Post, ScotiaBank, York Regional Police, Toronto Police and Halton Regional Police throughout the investigation.
Two search warrants were conducted at two Toronto residents and the two men were arrested and charged.
Zsolt Gaspar, a 29-year-old man from Toronto, was charged with mischief over $5,000, theft from mail, possession of property obtained by crime, fraud of $5,000 and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.
Gaspar appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing.
Also charged is an 18-year-old man from Toronto who was under the age of 18 when the alleged offences were committed. He is charged with one count of possession of stolen property and fraud over $5,000.
He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.
Further arrests are expected in relation to this investigation.
Anyone with information in relation to the above parties is asked to call investigators at the 11 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1133. You can also leave information anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies