Ca: More charges in TTC Metropass, credit-card fraud scheme

Chris Doucette reports:

Five men arrested earlier this fall for a major fraud scheme involving TTC Metropasses have been slapped with 69 new charges for allegedly stealing data from tens of thousands of credit cards.

Toronto Police said the investigation, dubbed Project Rocket, has continued since the accused were arrested Sept. 27 on 33 charges.

The bulk of the new charges have been levelled at one member of the alleged criminal organization.


“Investigators uncovered a multitude of files containing credit card data associated to some 30,700 individuals,” Nichol said.

When Ramasamy and the other men were busted, police claimed they had been using altered point-of-sale terminals to swipe credit-card information and create counterfeit cards, which the group then allegedly used for several months to buy Metropasses from TTC vending machines.

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