Oshawa man charged with alleged fake apartment scam
An Oshawa man faces multiple charges over allegations police made about bogus rentals.
In May 2022, the Durham Regional Police Department’s Financial Crime Unit launched an investigation a person posting ads for rental housing in London, Ontario on Facebook Marketplace.
Police claimed the person paid the rent for the first and last month before cutting off all communications.
After an investigation, the police found that none of the rental apartments existed. Investigators found at least 35 victims.
On Sunday, police arrested a man pending his arrest warrants.
Ghana Ariharan, 27, is charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of crime proceeds, laundering proceeds of Canadian crime and failing to comply with a recognition violation.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5358.
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