Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Defrauding Senior Citizens

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A man is facing charges after allegedly defrauding senior citizens throughout the Region of Peel and Ontario.

Peel police say that between February 2017 and September 2018, the accused was allegedly responsible for numerous fraud-related incidents that targeted Polish speaking seniors.

Police say the victims were contacted by a person claiming to be a family member, police officer or bank employee. The accused would then visit the victims' homes and obtain large quantities of cash.

Police allege the victims have been defrauded of over $240,000.

Police say 32-year-old Toronto man Valentino Vajda was arrested and charged on Sept. 18, 2018 for defrauding the public and possession of property obtained by crime.

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared in court.

Investigators believe there may be other victims who have not come forward. Police ask that they contact investigators from the Fraud Bureau.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Fraud Investigators at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3335.

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