Charges laid in car theft and credit card fraud case

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Investigators with the #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 28-year-old man following multiple vehicle thefts from The City of Vaughan and the City of Toronto.

On Friday, September 16, 2016, at 7:40 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in the parking lot of a plaza in the area of Davis Drive and Lundy’s Lane in the Town of Newmarket. Officers located the suspect vehicle. A male passenger fled on foot and was not located but the driver remained and was investigated. The driver was not impaired, but provided false identification and as the investigation continued officers found the vehicle he had been driving was reported stolen and had stolen licence plates affixed to it. Found inside the stolen vehicle were the keys to 30 other vehicles, tools that could be used for stealing cars, multiple debit and credit cards with different names on them and a pellet gun.

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As investigators worked to determine which vehicles were linked to the recovered keys, it was discovered that the accused had been working with additional suspects, still to be identified, stealing cars from residential underground parking garages on Townsgate Drive in the City of Vaughan as well as multiple locations in the City of Toronto. It was also discovered that the credit and debit cards the accused had in his possession were either stolen or fraudulent.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anthony TICZON, 28, City of Mississauga, has been charged with Participation in a Criminal Organization, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 X4, Possession of Break in Instruments, Fail to Comply With Recognizance, Breach of Probation X2, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 X5, Possession of Fraudulent Credit Cards, Possession of Credit Card Data X3,Fraud Under $5,000, Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data.

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Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7142, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS

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