Adnan Jahangir, 44, faces over 180 Fraud-related charges in
ongoing taxi debit-card investigation,
Man's photograph released
Broadcast time: 10:34
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Case #: 17-1129000
On Friday, September 1, 2017, Fraud investigators from 52 Division and 14 Division executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence in the St. Clair Avenue East and Brimley Road area.
The search warrant was in relation to an ongoing investigation into taxi debit-card fraud. During the execution of the warrant, a man was arrested
This joint investigation by the Fraud units of 52, 14 and 51 Divisions began in the fall of 2015
It is alleged that:
- the investigation focused on taxi customers having their debit cards "switched" after having paid their taxi fare
- the taxi driver would switch the customer's card for one that resembled their financial institution
- the customer's card was then used to withdraw funds and purchase retail merchandise
- officers seized cash, counterfeit identification, debit cards and a $70,000 stolen SUV.
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Adnan Jahangir, 44, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with over 180 Fraud-related offences.
He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9 a.m., room 501.
Police remind people to be vigilant when using debit cards at "point of sale" machines. Always maintain possession of your card and ensure you request a receipt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200,416-808-5100 or 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable John Maciek, 52 Division