Durham Region Police – Male and Female Facing 40 Charges in Fraud Targeting Seniors (Names/Images Released)

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A male and female are facing 40 charges for fraud related offences targeting seniors in Durham Region.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, members of the Financial Crimes Unit, with the assistance of York Regional Police, arrested a male and female after concluding an investigation into numerous fraud related offences that targeted seniors in Durham Region.

Victims, including a 90-year-old couple, received phone calls from the suspects pretending to be their banking and credit card companies. The victims were led to believe their accounts were compromised. A courier was sent to the victim’s homes to retrieve their bank cards and passwords, which were then used for fraudulent purchases.

Lakshanth SELVARAJAH, age 27 from Ajax is charged with numerous offences including: Theft of Credit Card x6, Fraud Over $5000 x3, Fraud under $5000 x5, Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data x8, Possess Credit Card Obtained by Crime x6, Possess Identity Info with Inference x3, and Possess Identity Document of Another.

Akshayah THARMAKULENTHIRAN, age 25 from Ajax is charged with numerous offences including: Fraud Over $5000 x2, Fraud Under $5000 x2, and Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data x4.

Investigators have concerns there may be more victims. Images of the accused parties can be viewed at www.drps.ca

Anyone with information about this or similar incidents is asked to contact D/Cst. Kane of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5371.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court.

Pete Fisher
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