The Halton Regional Police Service Regional Fraud Unit is managed by Detective Sergeant John Mans and is made up of a team of 12 investigators. It conducts investigations into all aspects of economic crime, including:
- Corporate fraud
- Altered cheques
- Counterfeit credit cards and card skimming
- Counterfeit currency
- Internet-based fraud
The HRPS Fraud Unit is divided into two teams: Organized and Street Frauds (Card Team) and General and Corporate Fraud (Corporate Team).
Organized and Street Frauds (Card Team):
The Card Team is a proactive Unit that responds and assists uniform patrol with occurrences such as Debit Card Skimming Devices (operational) or Point of Sale Skimming Operations (Interac). The Card Team is also responsible for other investigations such as fake or fraudulent cheques, counterfeit currency, theft of mail, telemarketing scams and identity theft.
General and Corporate Fraud (Corporate Team):
The Corporate Team is responsible for complex financial frauds such as Investment Frauds, Mortgage Frauds, Stock Manipulation, and Major Employee Dishonesty Frauds. The Corporate Team is also responsible for all Arson Investigations.
With the aim of reducing incidents of fraud within Halton Region, the HRPS Fraud Unit also offers presentations to a wide variety of community groups and businesses on fraud-related topics.
Safety and Security Tips:
The HRPS Fraud Unit is pleased to make the following safety and security tips available for download to members of the public:
Frauds and Scams
Safe Internet Surfing
Online Safety Tips
Protecting Your Privacy
To request a presentation on fraud prevention, contact:
HRPS Regional Fraud Unit
905-825-4747 ext. 8739