Suspect charged in connection with alleged iPhone fraud
Gyimah Andrews Boateng, 21, is seen in this provided photo. (Toronto Police Services)
Published Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:50AM EST
Police have arrested and charged a 21-year-old man in connection with an alleged fraud involving the sale of empty iPhone boxes.
Investigators allege that on Jan. 17, a 20-year-old man met the suspect in the area of Islington Avenue and Dixon Road and paid cash for what he believed to be an iPhone. When the buyer opened the box, it only contained rice, police said in statement.
A similar incident allegedly occurred in the Albion Road and Kipling Avenue area on Feb. 6.
Gyimah Andrews Boateng, 21, was arrested on Wednesday, police said. He is facing six charges, including two counts of fraud under $5,000, two counts of false pretence under $5,000, and two counts of breach of a court order.
None of the charges against him have been proven in court.
Boateng appeared in court on Thursday.
Police believe there may be other victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2329 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.