Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Fraud Charges in $100K Fake Ticket Scandal; Two Men, Including Mississauga Resident, Arrested

Peel Regional Police have announced the arrest of two individuals in connection with an elaborate fake ticket scheme that has reportedly cost sports and music fans over $100,000. The suspects, identified as Jaspal Thiara, 37, from Toronto, and Jordan Cordeiro, 29, from Mississauga, face multiple charges of fraud after allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to numerous high-profile events across the Greater Toronto Area.

The investigation began in February following numerous complaints from victims who reported purchasing what they believed were valid tickets to various sports and music events. According to police, the suspects utilized social media and personal networks to market these tickets, providing fake receipts and emails purportedly from legitimate ticket vendors to deceive their targets.

On March 28, authorities released a photo of Thiara, and on the following Wednesday, they disclosed a photo of Cordeiro, urging the public to come forward with any information.

With the combined financial losses exceeding $100,000, police believe that there may be more victims who have not yet reported their encounters. The Peel police Fraud Bureau is actively seeking additional witnesses and victims to further their investigation.

For those considering the purchase of event tickets, police advise:

  • Ensuring transactions are conducted through reputable sources, such as official ticket sellers or recognized resale platforms.
  • Verifying ticket authenticity by consulting the event’s official website or directly contacting organizers.
  • Being cautious of overly attractive deals and confirming the security of online payment platforms.

The Peel Regional Police encourage anyone with information related to this case or other suspicious ticket-selling activities to contact the Fraud Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3335, or to report anonymously via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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