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Fraudulent ticket Scam,
Man arrested



Broadcast time: 12:30
Thursday, March 14, 2019

52 Division
416-808-5200

Case #: 2019-453430


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in an investigation into an on-going fraudulent ticket scam.

It is alleged that:

- a man posted event tickets for sale on an online buy/sell website

- he would meet unsuspecting victims in person and received payment in exchange for event tickets

- the event tickets would later prove to be counterfeit

It is further alleged that:

- the same man also posted short-term rental apartments for lease

- these were also later determined to be fraudulent

It is further alleged that:

- the same man met a woman on an online dating website

- the woman later accepted electronic money transfers from unsuspecting buyers on the man's behalf

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Asa Ayed Numan, 28, of Toronto, was located and arrested.

He has been charged with:

1. Eleven counts of Fraud Under
2. Two counts of Utter Forged Documents
3. Two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

He has used several aliases which include "Ace”, “Boris Abramovic”, “Alexander Adler", “Yacoub Arizoni” and “Sean Gregory”.

Police believe there may be other victims.

His photograph is attached.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Patrick Stewart, 52 Division




Fraudulent ticket Scam,
Man arrested



Man arrested in Fraudulent ticket scam investigation,
Asa Ayem Numan, 28
Above: Man arrested in Fraudulent ticket scam investigation, Asa Ayem Numan, 28




Fraudulent ticket Scam,
Man arrested



Photograph of hat believed to have been worn by accused at the time of many of the fraudulent transactions
Above: Photograph of hat believed to have been worn by accused at the time of many of the fraudulent transactions