The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing Fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

  • between April 2016 and October 2016, a man, posing as a fire inspector, attended businesses in 11 Division
  • the man charged a fee to inspect fire equipment and issued fraudulent receipts in the name “TNT Fire” or “TNTFIRE+SAF”

It is further alleged that:

  • on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the same man again posed as a fire inspector and attended a business in 54 Division

Brian Banting, 56, of Toronto, is wanted by numerous TPS Divisions.

He is not licensed to inspect fire equipment. Anyone who had equipment inspected by him should make sure it is functioning properly.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1104, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.