Thursday, May 15, 2014 3:19 pm ·  0 Comments
The Halton Regional Police Fraud Unit, with the support of the Ministry of Transportation, has arrested two Oakville residents for several fraud-related offences stemming from the use of fraudulently obtained identification to obtain and default on over $500,000 in credit.
It is alleged that these individuals made false statements and presented false and fraudulent documents to the Ministry of Transportation to obtain multiple driver’s licences in fictitious names. They then used this identification to obtain loans, credit cards, vehicles and mortgages for personal benefit. Once the money or goods were obtained, the individuals made no attempt to pay the money back.
The Ministry of Transportation takes steps to ensure the integrity of Ontario’s driver licensing and vehicle registration system and worked with Halton Police Fraud Investigators when the suspicious activity was discovered. The police investigation revealed that the fraudulent activity occurred over a period of eight years, from 2001 to 2009. Further, one of the individuals had an outstanding arrest warrant for a fraud offence issued in 2009 under one of the aliases. Investigation into further fraudulent activity is continuing.
Charged with Fraud Over $5000, Utter Forged Document, Obtain Credit by Fraud and False Pretence is Person’s Name Removed – Charges Withdrawn.
Charged with Utter Forged Document and False Pretence is Person’s Name Removed – Charges were Stayed .
Anyone with information on fraud-related crime can contact Halton Police Fraud Investigators at 905-825-4747 ext. 8739 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).