Eight people charged for counterfeit credit cards in Durham Region

In July 2010, members of the DRPS Major Fraud Unit – Organized Crime Section began an investigation into the use of high-quality counterfeit credit cards in Durham Region.

The O.P.P Identity Crimes Unit joined the DRPS-led investigation shortly after it began and investigators focused on the manufacturers of the cards and the personal identification being used to support the criminal activity.

On October 4, 2010, members of both the DRPS Major Fraud Unit and O.P.P. Identity Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Durham Regional Police Offender Management Unit, executed five search warrants in Toronto and Markham. Police seized a large quantity of marijuana, with a street value of approximately $20,000, equipment used in the production of counterfeit credit cards, numerous counterfeit credit cards in various stages of production, electronic files of credit card data, equipment used to manufacture counterfeit driver’s licences and property obtained by crime including $20,000 in cash and various electronics.

Nine persons have been arrested in connection with this joint investigation and arrest warrants have been issued for two additional suspects.

Qingtao ZENG, age 26 of La Peer Drive in Toronto; Bing WANG, age 26 of Souter Court in Toronto; Zuqi CHEN, age 27 of Shadlock Street in Markham; Hiu LAU, age 27 of Kennedy Road in Markham and Ai TAO, age 20 of Kennedy Road in Markham are all charged with: Fraud Over $5,000; Unlawful Possession of Credit Card Data, Possess Credit Card Obtained by Crime; Possess Identity Information for a Fraudulent Purpose and Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence.

Bryan HO, age 28 and Kim LAW, age 23 of La Peer Drive in Toronto are jointly charged with: Possession of Marijuana For The Purpose of Trafficking and HO is further charged with Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence.

Darrell CAIN, age 20 of Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto is charged with: Fraud Over $5000 and Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence.

A 16-year-old female from Toronto is charged with: Fraud Over $5000; Possess Credit Card Obtained By Crime x2; Obstruct Police, Forgery; Possess Counterfeit Mark and Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence

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