Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:12 pm ·  0 Comments
Halton Regional Police Service have successfully completed a 2 month investigation into identity theft with the arrest of an adult male on 29th July 2015 for trafficking in identify information.
Following recent arrests for suspects using counterfeit ID documents members of the Halton Police Fraud Unit initiated an investigation into the source of the victim’s information. The investigation led police to suspect that a former employee of GM Financial had been providing identity information to the counterfeiters. With the full co-operation and assistance of GM Financial the investigation narrowed down to a former employee who had worked in the customer service department of GM Financial and formally Financial Linx.
GM Financial continue to work with the police to identify any other potential victims, their systems are being analysed to identify any customers who have had files touched by the suspect and those customers can expect to be contact shortly by GM Financial who will then pass any relevant information onto the Police.
Charged is 48 year old Moussa KANTE of Toronto, Ontario
Charges: Making identity information available for a fraudulent purpose which is contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
Halton Police are asking anyone who may believe they have been a victim to this crime to wait until contacted by GM Financial for further direction. There has been no indication thus far that this incident is connected to a previously reported data breach with Financial Linx in 2012.