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Fraud investigation,
Man arrested

Broadcast time: 15:50
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

41 Division

Case #: 2018-1543377

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

- a man operating under the alias of "Ignacio Onassis" offered behavioural counselling sessions

- the man advertised that he had specific qualifications and certifications, which were fraudulent

On Monday, August 21, 2018, Ignacio Simmons, 48, of Toronto was charged with:

1. Fraud Under $5000
2. False Pretence

He is scheduled to appear in court, at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Friday, February 22, 2019.

As a result of further investigation, police now believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Stephen Manson-Hing, 41 Division

Fraud investigation,
Man arrested

Ignacio Simmons, 48, charged in Fraud Under investigation.
Above: Ignacio Simmons, 48, charged in Fraud Under investigation.