Toronto man charged with 12 counts of fraud in alleged apartment rental rip-off

A man has been charged with a dozen counts of fraud after Toronto police alleged the suspect took deposit payments from victims and stopped returning their calls and messages.

In a statement produced by Toronto law enforcement investigators Tuesday afternoon, it&#8217s alleged the accused posted ads on Facebook Marketplace expressing an apartment unit at 30 Gilder Dr. (northeast of Midland Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East) was for lease.

The assertion reported an unspecified amount of people today talked with the suspect and satisfied him at the condominium device. Officers reported the accused advised them he was the proprietor of the home.

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It&#8217s alleged all the victims expressed an interest in renting the device and gave monetary deposits by means of e-transfer, cash order or hard cash. On the other hand, before the shift-in date, the suspect &#8220designed several excuses as to why the victims could not move in&#8221 prior to slicing off all communications.

Officers claimed 41-calendar year-aged Toronto resident Vijayaranjan Indralingam was arrested on Monday and charged with 12 counts of fraud less than $5,000.

Investigators encouraged future tenants to lease by &#8220respectable agents that can be completely checked,&#8221 verify who the residence operator is and that the device is offered for rent.

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