A 27 year-old male, believed to have lived most recently in Toronto,Ontario, is facing a total of 57 fraud-related charges as the result of an ongoing investigation.
On Saturday, March 31st, at approximately noon, police were called to a cellular phone provider in the 200 block ofAlbert Street for suspicion that a person at the store was using fraudulent documents to purchase cellphones. Police arrived and confronted a male suspect who was found to be in possession of numerous pieces of identification and other documents believed to be forged. The documents, many of which bore the suspect’s photo, displayed the names of eight different persons and included Social Insurance cards, a driver’s license, Canadian citizenship cards and insurance documents. The 27 year-old male suspect was arrested and initially charged with 18 fraud-related charges. His initial court appearance was on Monday, April 2, 2012, at which time he was remanded in custody. Continued investigation led to his re-arrest on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, on an additional 39 charges; a court appearance on the newest charges was at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 inProvincial Court. This investigation is continuing and further charges are anticipated.
At this time, 27 year-old Olalekan Samson ORIOLA, of no fixed address, is facing 57 fraud related charges. These are: 15 charges of Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000. [355(b) CC]; 14 charges of Possession of Forged Documents with Intent [368(1)(d) CC]; ten charges of Possession of a Government Mark (citizenship documents) 376(2)(b) CC]; eight charges of Fraud [362(1)(a) CC]; seven charges of Utter Forged Documents [368(1)(a) CC]; two charges of Cause Deal with Forged Documents [368(1)(b) and one charge of Obstruct Peace Officer [129(a) CC]. This investigation is ongoing.