The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a taxi scam investigation.
It is alleged:
- there have been multiple incidents reported where a taxi driver has switched out customers\' debit cards with a similar card from the same bank
- the original cards are then used for fraudulent transactions until the funds are completely depleted or the account is blocked by the customer or the bank
On Saturday, January 4, 2020, Jerron Acosta, 22, of Mississauga was arrested.
It is further alleged:
- the individual was arrested driving a 2016 red Toyota Corolla taxi, with licence plate CKMB 471 and a City of Toronto Taxi Plate #1484.
Jerron Acosta has been charged with:
1. 31 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
2. Possession of Schedule I Substance
He is to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 9 a.m.
Police believe there may be others involved in similar scams, as well as further victims.
Anyone who has any information, or believes they have been a victim of a taxi scam, is urged to contact police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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 or Google Play.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca