ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police i\Investigators from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged Syed Jafry, 48, from Innisfiln with defrauding the public.
Between March 1, 2015, and July 15, 2018, the man attended multiple businesses throughout the Region of Peel and City of Toronto selling and installing point of sale machines (POS). During installation, he received the victim’s business banking information. The victims became aware of a large number of unauthorized withdrawals being diverted to a numbered company associated to Jafry.
On Tuesday, July 7, Jafry was arrested and charged with defraud the public. He was released with conditions and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on September 14.
To date, the total amount defrauded stands at approximately $131,000.
Investigators believe there may be more victims who have not come forward and request they contact the police. Jafry is believed to also have associations across the GTA.
Anyone with information can contact the Fraud Investigators at 905-453-2121 ext. 3342. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.