Durham Regional Police are warning the public about an Ontario auto insurance scam occurring in their area and in other parts of the Greater Toronto Area.
Durham Police say that on March 14, officers arrested a man for selling fake insurance slips to a consumer. The man met with the victim in a public parking lot in Oshawa and issued a proof of insurance slip. The suspect asked for half of the cash up front, with the other half expected to be paid a few weeks later. The victim became suspicious and contact police.
Durham Regional Police say Toronto resident BoskoKostovski, 32, is charged with Fraud, Forgery, Utter Forged Document, Drawing Document without Authority and Sale of False or Invalid Insurance Card.
Police say the investigation is continuing and detectives are aware of victims in Scarborough, Brampton and Peel.
Police say the forged insurance slips seized during this investigation look very real to an untrained eye.
Anyone with any information that might assist investigators is asked to contact Det. Sheri Tate of Central East Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2717. Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.