A Toronto man has been arrested for credit card fraud and mail theft, said Halton Regional Police on Monday.
Investigations found fraudulent credit card applications had been completed online, using stolen personal information. After the credit cards were approved, they were mailed to the unknowing victims’ addresses where they were intercepted moments after delivery.
Once the credit cards were taken, they were used to buy thousands of dollars of merchandise in unauthorized credit.
Police identified and arrested a male in the Georgetown and Acton areas, specifically targeting rural properties with roadside mailboxes.
A search warrant was also conducted at a Toronto address, where the suspect was found to be in possession of a vast quantity of fraudulent identification, credit cards and stolen cheques.
Suru Johnson, 46, of Toronto has been charged with numerous fraud-related offenses including Identity Fraud, Unauthorized Possession of Credit Card Data and Theft from Mail.
Halton Regional Police advises residents to “always be cautious before releasing any personal information via phone, internet or in person.”
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Halton Police Fraud Investigators at 905-825-4747 ext. 8739.