Man, woman face charges in 13 year, $3M credit card fraud, Toronto police say

By on October 31, 2014


TORONTO — A Toronto man and woman are facing multiple charges in connection with an alleged credit card fraud that stretched over 13 years and amounted to more than $3 million.

It’s alleged that between May 2001 and August 2014, the suspects applied online for more than 100 credit cards using other people’s names.

Police say the pair targeted Home Depot Canada, purchasing gift cards, appliances, home renovation products and other items, and that payments were made using not-sufficient-fund cheques.

The amount of the fraud against Citi Cards Canada Inc. is estimated at more than $3 million.

Md Sunin Reaz, 38, and Malika Irrighen, 56, are both charged with uttering a forged document, obtaining credit by false pretence over $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Police say a search warrant was executed on their home and two cars were seized as proceeds of crime, among other items.

The investigation was not associated with the recent Home Depot security breach, police say.