OPP Charge 7 Individuals
NIAGARA FALLS, ON, April 8 /CNW/ - On Thursday April 7, 2011, during the
early afternoon hours, the Fallsview Casino was targeted by a group of
credit and debit card fraudsters.
In a two hour period, 7 males visited numerous ATM machines within the
casino and obtained significant quantities of cash from hundreds of
compromised bank accounts.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Casino Enforcement Unit officers
attached to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario observed and
arrested members participating in this fraudulent scheme and have
recovered over $15,000 in cash and hundreds of credit cards.
Investigators believe that this group of fraudsters was capable of
defrauding Canadian banks and personal bank accounts of $250,000. The
investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.
Charged with Possession of Stolen Property are:
Gavin ANTON-REGINOLD, 21 years of Markham,
Nandakumar KANDIAH, 31 years of Cornwall
Jawad MASHUQUE, 21years of Toronto
Prasath PATKUNASINGAM, 24 years of Mississauga
Srimylan SRIVIGNESWARAN, 22 years of Scarborough
Ramanan THIRUNAVUKKARASU, 29 years of Mississauga
Vigithan VIGNESWARAN, 21 years of Toronto
The above males were all held in custody pending a bail hearing which
was scheduled to take place today at the Ontario Court of Justice
located in St. Catherine's.
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
D/Sgt. Rick Davidson