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Police Arrest Man in Fraud Scam 

Region of Peel– Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a man for defrauding senior citizens in the Region of Peel and across Ontario.

Between February 2017 and September 2018, the accused was responsible for numerous incidents that targeted Polish speaking seniors. In all of the incidents, the victims were contact by a supposed family member, police officer or bank employee. The accused would then attend the residences of the victims and obtained large quantities of cash.

To date, the victims have been defrauded of over $240,000.

Valentino Vajda, a 32 year-old male from Toronto, was arrested and charged on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 for Defraud the Public and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. Valentino Vajda was held for a bail hearing and appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton.

Investigators believe there may be further victims who have not come forward and are requesting they contact investigators from the Fraud Bureau.  

To see a photo of Valentino Vajda, please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Fraud Investigators at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3335.  Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or by visiting their website at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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