Montreal trio face 112 charges for theft, fraud in Toronto
Investigators believe similar incidents also took place in other parts of Ontario, Quebec, B.C.
Three men from Montreal were arrested in Toronto Wednesday after a $200,000 fraud investigation.
The men allegedly travelled to Toronto from Montreal on multiple occasions since 2013, according to Toronto police.
They allegedly pickpocketed in downtown bars and restaurants, broke into a hotel room, and stole wallets, money and ID cards, police said.
They then used the ID information to change PINs and use the stolen cards to purchase high-end items from Toronto stores, police said.
The men, aged 27, 32 and 48, were arrested near Queen Street West and James Street. They face 112 fraud- and theft-related charges.
Investigators believe similar incidents also took place in Peel Region, Ottawa, Laval, Quebec and Vancouver.
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