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Online Extortion Investigation,
Michael Maletin, 48, facing charges



Broadcast time: 11:30
Monday, December 3, 2018

53 Division
416-808-5300

Case #: 2018-2191861


The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest made in two online extortion investigations.

In February 2018, officers began an investigation into the extortion of a man using the Ashley Madison dating website.

It is alleged that:

- a 58-year-old man began using a dating website

- he befriended a person who identified as "Svenita"

- he provided intimate personal information

- they arranged to meet in March 2018

- at the meeting, he was approached by a man who indicated that "Svenita" was an underage girl associated to organized crime

- he was threatened with exposure if he didn't pay a sum of money

In November 2018, officers began an investigation into the extortion of a man using the Ashley Madison dating website.

It is alleged that:

- a 64-year-old man began using a dating website

- he befriended a person who identified as "SarahMickeyKay"

- he provided intimate personal information

- they arranged to meet in November 2018

- at the meeting, he was approached by a man who indicated that "SarahMickeyKay" was an underage girl associated to organized crime

- he was threatened with exposure if he didn't pay a sum of money


Michael Maletin, 48, is now charged with:

1. Two counts of Extortion
2. Two counts of Wear Disguise with Intent

He appeared in court at College Park on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 10 a.m., in room 501.

Police believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sajeev Nair, 53 Division




Online Extortion Investigation,
Michael Maletin, 48, facing charges



Michael Maletin, 48,
Man charged in online extortions investigations
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