Fraud investigators with the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking public assistance in locating a suspect following several frauds totalling close to $180,000.
In April 2017, York Regional Police began an investigation after receiving a report from a victim who advised that he saw an ad in a local Chinese newspaper for assistance with visa applications for families trying to come to Canada. For several months the victim believed he was working with the suspect’s company Gao Sheng Investment Corporation on the process for his family to come to Canada. The victim provided several thousand dollars to the company and his family in China attended a location to pick up their documents but there was nothing there. Investigators discovered that the accused and his company have been operating this scam since 2012 and have located multiple victims who have lost, in total, just over $177,000.
Investigators are releasing an image of the suspect and are appealing to the public for assistance in locating this man.
• Kai Fung TSUI
• Uses the names Peter and Yu
• Male, Chinese
• 55 years
• Medium build
• Black hair, brown eyes
• No fixed address
• Fraud Over $5,000
York Regional Police would like to remind the public of precautions they can take to prevent being a victim of this type of fraud:
• Be cautious when responding to ads and don’t send money to people or companies with which you are not familiar
• If in doubt, check the story and the company out carefully first, using online resources or by consulting your financial institution or police
• Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is
Anyone who can identify this suspect or has information is asked to contact fraud investigators with the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7547 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.