Wanted Man Posing As Maintenance Worker
Broadcast time: 16:30
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing Fraud and Theft investigation.
It is alleged:
- a man has been attending businesses in the downtown core
- the man identifies himself as a maintenance worker tasked with checking the sprinkler systems and/or fire extinguishers
- once he is permitted entry into the businesses, the man is reported to have stolen personal property from staff members
As part of several parallel investigations a man has been identified as Jamie Barber, 43, of Toronto.
He is wanted on numerous charges.
Police would like to remind the public to be vigilant when dealing with people claiming to be maintenance workers. Businesses in particular should ensure that they confirm with building management before allowing access to any person coming unannounced to perform maintenance work in their offices.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, 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.
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Thomas Comeau, 51 Division