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Two men arrested in Fraud Over $5,000 investigation,
Project Cookie Cutter

Broadcast time: 07:30
Saturday, September 7, 2019

41 Division

Case #: 2019-91979

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of arrests made in a Fraud Over $5,000 investigation.

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, officers began an investigation into a fraud at a business in the Lawrence Avenue and Underwriter's Road area.

It is alleged that:

- a store was defrauded of a significant amount of product

- a man was found to be in possession of stolen product

Arif Braha, 35, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
2) Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

He appeared in court at Toronto East courts, on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10 a.m., in room 407.

The suspects believed to be responsible for the fraud were not caught. Project Cookie Cutter was created in an effort to identify and locate the suspects and property.

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, Hayatullah Gharibzada, 24, of Pickering, surrendered to police. He is charged with:

1. nine counts of Fraud Over $5,000
2. five counts of Attempt Fraud Over $5,000
3. two counts of Utter Forged Document
4. Fraud under $5,000
5. Attempt Fraud under $5,000
6. 23 counts of Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data

He appeared in court at Toronto East courts, on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 2 p.m., in room 407.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Giuseppe Capizzo, 41 Division