Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:30 am ·  0 Comments
On October 17, 2016 Halton Regional Police Service announced that they had received three complaints for a package delivery scam in the Halton Region in the previous few days.
The suspect will call a small business and claim to be from a neighbouring business and asking the victim to sign and pay for an urgent package they are expecting, but unfortunately, cannot be around to collect themselves. They claim that they will pay back the victim as soon as they can get back to collect the package.
A short while later a male will show up with a boxed package for delivery and collect the COD fees and leave the store. It is not until sometime later after the neighbouring business doesn’t show up that it is discovered that the package is just an empty box weighted with used magazines and the victim is out the cash given for the delivery.
An investigation by the Halton Regional Police Fraud Unit – Card Team and in conjunction with officers from Durham Regional Police has led to identifying the suspect wanted for numerous package delivery scams effecting business owners in the Halton Region and accross the GTA.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, members of the Fraud Unit – Card Team located and arrested the male suspect as he was leaving his residence in Toronto.
It is alleged that he is responsible for four instances of this package delivery scam conducted in the Region of Halton and will be facing four charges of Fraud Under $5000 dollars.
The suspect is also alleged to have conducted this scam across the GTA and at the time of his arrest had multiple arrest warrants outstanding with Toronto Police Service, and is a suspect in similar scams with Durham Police.
The joint effort by several police agencies across the GTA has led to the successful conclusion of this investigation.
Charged is Peter FURGIUELE 53yrs of Toronto.
Anyone who has information that would assist investigators are encouraged to Halton Regional Police at 905-825-4747 x 2210 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).