Man arrested for defrauding the public

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Investigators from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a man with defrauding the public.

Police say that 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, according to police.

Police say that following the above time, victims became aware of a large number of unauthorized withdrawals being diverted to a numbered company associated to Jafry.  

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Syed Jafry, a 48-year-old man from Innisfil, was arrested and charged with Defraud the Public, according to police.

He was released with conditions and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

The total amount of defrauded stands at approximately $131,000, to date, according to police.

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, according to police.

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.

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