Two Males Facing Charges in Half Million Dollar Fraud

Two males are facing fraud related charges after using fraudulent bank drafts to purchase equipment from a company in Oshawa.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at approximately 11:25 a.m., members from Central East Division attended a business on Bloor Street for two males who purchased a large of amount of equipment with fraudulent bank drafts.   The two males had attended the business the day prior and purchased almost $500,000 worth of equipment.  They returned the next day to pick up the remaining pieces of equipment and by this time the company had realized the bank drafts were fraudulent and called police when the males returned.  Both males were arrested on scene.

Marouf YAZBAK, age 20, and a 17-year-old male, both from Mississauga are charged with: Fraud Over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 and Utter Forged Document.

Both males were released on an Undertaking.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Finley of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5358.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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