Man Arrested for Defrauding the Public

Posted On Tuesday July 14, 2020

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a man with defrauding the public.

Between March 1, 2015, and July 15, 2018, the man attended multiple businesses throughout the Region of Peel and City of Toronto selling and installing point of sale machines (POS). During installation, he received the victim’s business banking information. Following the above time, victims became aware of a large number of unauthorized withdrawals being diverted to a numbered company associated to Jafry.  

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Syed Jafry, a 48-year-old man from Innisfil, was arrested and charged with Defraud the Public. He was released with conditions and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton on September 14, 2020. 

To date, the total amount defrauded stands at approximately $131,000. 

Investigators believe there may be more victims who have not come forward and request they contact the police. Syed Jafry is believed to also have associations across the GTA.

Anyone with information can contact the Fraud Investigators at 905-453-2121 ext. 3342. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public and Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, ext. 4027.

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Inc: PR170297762

N/R: 20-188

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