Toronto police make arrests in East York roofing fraud case

Toronto police have made two arrests in connection with a roofing scam in East York.

Police looked into several cases involving a man and woman posing as roofers. The earliest reported incident took place in March, while the most recent happened in July. The suspects would claim to be roofers and tell residents their vents were damaged.

In the July incident, a resident of Sibley Avenue said she paid $350 in cash for the job and claims she was overcharged by $150. A debit machine was given to her and once she entered her PIN, the man and woman ran off with her card. She later discovered $800 was taken out of her account.

Late last month, police arrested Kevin Sampson, 41, and Aimee Jayne-Ann, 35.

They face a total of 26 charges, including fraud, theft, harassment and failing to comply with probation.

The investigation is still open. Police are asking anyone who believes they may have been scammed to contact 54 Division at 416-808-5400.

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Posted: Sep 16 2017 12:24 pm
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