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Broadcast time: 11:11
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Financial Crimes
416-808-7300

Case #: 2018-594579


In the fall of 2017, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Team became involved in an ongoing Fraud investigation targeting financial institutions.

It is alleged that:

- a group of people conspired to create synthetic identifications which included fraudulent Certificates of Indian Status to open bank accounts at various financial institutions

- fraudulent cheques were deposited into various financial institution accounts and funds were withdrawn from those accounts

Police executed search warrants on home addresses in the Toronto, Durham and Vaughan areas.

It is further alleged that:

- banking documents, fraudulent Certificates of Indian Status, instruments for copying card data and clothing were seized

On Wednesday, February 22, 2018, James Sheedy, 31, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence of Fraud Over $5000
2) Fraud Over $5000
3) Possession of Identity Document
4) Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 9 a.m., room 111.

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Asia Gagnon-McCatty, 25, of Brampton, was arrested and charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence of Fraud Over $5000
2) Fraud Over $5000
3) Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000
4) False Pretence
5) Uttering a Forged Document

She is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2 p.m., room 407.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Cody Lacey, 30, of Oshawa, was arrested and charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence of Fraud Over $5000
2) Fraud Over $5000
3) Possession of an Instrument for Copying Credit Card Data
4) Possession of an Identity Document
5) Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Friday, May 25, 2018, 2 p.m., room 407.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Charles Olutu , 54, of Vaughan, was arrested and charged with:

1) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence of Fraud Over $5000
2) Fraud Over $5000
3) Use Forged Document
4) False Pretence

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9 a.m., room 111.

Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes is requesting assistance locating Adam Thorndyke, 31, of no fixed address, wanted on a warrant for:

1) Fraud Under $5000
2) three counts of False Pretence
3) three counts of Use Forged Document
4) Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7300, 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.

TPS Financial Crimes would like to encourage all victims to come forward and report the occurrences to the police. Every victim of financial crime is treated with dignity and professionalism. All investigations are done with pride and diligence. The Organized Crime Enforcement team strives to work in partnership with our communities to identify offenders in order to bring them to justice. Please visit TPS Financial Crimes' website for more information.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Danny Bell, Financial Crimes




Three men, woman, arrested in Project Curveball,
Ongoing Fraud investigation,
Adam Thorndyke, 31, wanted,
Photograph of man released



Adam Thorndyke, 31, wanted in ongoing Fraud investigation
Above: Adam Thorndyke, 31, wanted in ongoing Fraud investigation