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Three charged with fraud after allegedly posing as Toronto homeowners, selling home

Toronto police say it has arrested three people who fraudulently sold a home while its owners were out of the country. A Toronto Police Services logo is shown at headquarters, in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Toronto police say three people are facing fraud charges after they allegedly sold a home that wasn't theirs while the owners were out of the country.

Police allege two men and a woman impersonated the homeowners of a Toronto property earlier this month.

Police say the home was sold and and the woman and two men allegedly collected the proceeds of the sale.

The force further alleges the accused tried to withdraw the money made from the sale of the home at a bank in York Region on Thursday, where they were arrested by York police.

A 41-year-old woman from Markham was charged with fraud over $5,000, forging documents and other crimes, while two 22-year-olds from Toronto were both charged with one count of fraud over $5,000.

Investigators believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information to contact police.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2023.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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