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Photo released of suspect wanted in GTA credit card scam

Toronto police release security image of suspect wanted in credit card fraud investigation, Feb. 24, 2016. TORONTO POLICE SERVICES/Handout

Toronto police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a fraud investigation.

On Sept. 15 and Sept. 18, a man allegedly contacted a business in the Port Union Road and Highway 401 area and ordered items over the phone.

Police said the man provided the business with credit card information and picked up the purchased items that same day. It was later discovered that the credit card used was fraudulent.

Officials said further investigation revealed the man has defrauded multiple people across the GTA using the same method.

The suspect is described as white, between 45 and 55 years old, 5’9″ – 5’11”, medium-to-thin build, short graying hair and a tattoo on his left forearm. He may have a slight speech impediment.

Police are asking anyone with information on his identity to contact investigators at 416-808-4300.