A 21 Year Old Toronto Man Faces Fraud Charges Over Kijiji Scam

A 21 Year Old Toronto Man Faces Fraud Charges Over Kijiji Scam

Police have a Toronto man in custody following a fraud investigation.

21 year old Gyimah Andrews Boateng was arrested back on February 10th after police found evidence alleging a Toronto man was using the popular classified site Kijiji to sell what people believed were brand new iPhone 6’s.

Over a three week period, Boateng allegedly met with two separate buyers in person at the intersections of Islington Avenue and Dixon Road as well as Albion Road and Kipling Avenue.

After a cash transaction, both buyers later discovered that the sealed phone cases contained not a brand new iPhone, but a box full of rice.

Police believe there may be more than just two victims.

Boateng is facing several charges including two counts of fraud under $5,000, two counts of false pretense under $5,000 as well as two counts of breach of court order.

He appeared in a Toronto court earlier this week.

Anyone with any further information is being asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.

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