Toronto man faces numerous fraud charges for cars purchased with fake ID

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Published March 8, 2022 at 11:43 am

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A man from Toronto has been charged with over two dozen fraud-related offences after allegedly purchasing three cars under a another man’s name with fake identification.

In October 2021, the victim received mail congratulating him for buying a new car. The victim was confused has he had not bought a vehicle.

He filed a police report with Durham Police and the Financial Crimes Unit commenced an investigation. The investigator eventually learned that three vehicles were bought under the victim’s name in Alliston, Cambridge and Toronto.

Investigators identified the suspect, who turned himself in to police on March 1.

Sharif Amiri, 52 of Toronto, has been charged with 28 offences including;

  • two count of uttering a forged document,
  • three counts of fraud over $5,000,
  • three counts personation with intent,
  • three counts of making a false statement to procure a loan,
  • three counts of disposing of property to avoid creditors,
  • three counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000,
  • three counts of possession of another’s identity information,
  • four counts of possession of a counterfeit mark and,
  • four counts of possession of an identity document.

Anyone with information pertinent to this investigation can call Det. Price of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5353, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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