Two men wanted in Theft and Fraud investigation,
Mohammed Ouadria, 44, and Farid Benkhedim, 41,
Photographs of two men released
Broadcast time: 13:43
Friday, February 9, 2018
Case #: 2017-78978
The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating two men wanted in a Theft and Fraud investigation.
It is alleged that:
- between Thursday, January 12, 2017 and Friday, January 13, 2017, multiple wallets were stolen in the downtown Toronto area
- the wallets were taken from victims' coats and bags while seated in coffee shops and eateries in areas with high pedestrian traffic
- after the wallets were taken, the credit cards were compromised and used for cash advances and retail purchases.
- police are trying to locate two men:
- Mohammed Ouadria, 44, of Quebec, is described as 5'7", 140 lbs., black hair, brown eyes
- Farid Benkhedim, 41, of Quebec, is described as 5'9", 190 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes
Both men have an outstanding warrant for their arrest for:
1) three counts of Theft Under
2) 11 counts of Fraud Under
3) three counts of Theft of Credit Card
4) 13 counts of Use Credit Card Obtained by Crime
The two men are urged to contact investigators at 51 Division to make arrangements to surrender.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, 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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Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Michael Rogers, 51 Division