Montreal trio face 112 charges for theft, fraud in Toronto

Three men from Montreal are arrested in Toronto after a $200,000 fraud investigation.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200. Anonymous tips can be submitted at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.