February 2, 2016 9:29 am
Updated: February 2, 2016 12:19 pm

Man faces 9 charges in Canada Revenue Agency scam

Toronto police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man in connection to a Canada Revenue Agency scam targeting victims across the country.

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Toronto police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man in connection to a Canada Revenue Agency scam that targeted victims across the country.

It is alleged the accused was part of a group that made unsolicited telephone calls to random people telling them they owed money on their income tax and were threatened with imprisonment if payments were not made.

The group allegedly instructed their victims to send money through a direct bank transfer.

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Police say victims were from Ontario and Alberta but believe there may be more across Canada.

Abhi Thakkar of no fixed addressed was arrested on Jan. 25 and charged with fraud over $5,000, three counts of fraud under $5,000, four counts of possession of property obtained by crime and laundering proceeds of crime.

The accused appeared in court on Jan. 27.

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Police are asking anyone who has transferred money to Thakkar to contact police at 43 Division at 416-808-4300.

Authorities are reminding the public to be mindful of CRA scams and not to share personal information from unsolicited telephone calls.

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