Police bust ATM fraud ring operating in GTA

Investigators have seized $35,000 in cash and four vehicles, including a Porsche Cayenne, after a GTA-wide ATM fraud ring was dismantled.

In September, 2011 the DRPS Major Fraud Unit – Organized Crime Section, assisted by the OPP Identity Crimes Unit, began an investigation into a group of men targeting ATMs across Ontario. The group was responsible for tampering with ATMs at two major financial institutions and then using the stolen debit card data to withdrawal cash from private ATMs.

As a result of the investigation, several early morning search warrants were executed in Toronto and Markham on Friday November 4th, 2011 by the DRPS, assisted by Toronto Police and the RCMP. In total, five persons were arrested and warrants are being sought for two additional suspects. Combined, the seven will face a total of 52 charges.

Jeyaparan SHANMUGALINGAM, age 27 of Stanley Court in Markham; Sabesan MATHIABARANAM, age 39 of McLevin Avenue in Toronto; Jegatheeswaran VELAUTHAM, age 49 of Redkey Drive in Markham; Stanley RAJADURAI, age 34, of Crittenden Square in Toronto; Gunaratnam SELVAKUMAR, age 37 of Concession Road 9 in Brock Township are all charged with:

Fraud Over $5000
Conspiracy to Commit Fraud Over $5,000
Participation in the Activities of a Criminal Organization

All five were held for a bail hearing. Seized in the investigation were four vehicles, including a BMW X5 and a Porsche Cayenne, $35,000 in cash, computers and cell phones.

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