Man wanted in million dollar diamond fraud investigation

Toronto, Ontario – The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in a fraud investigation.


On Thursday, October 6, 2016, a 61-year-old man attended a police station to report that he had been de-frauded, the night before, in the Keele Street and Wilson Avenue area.

It is reported that:

– he had invested in, and saved, a large quantity of loose, coloured diamonds

– he had made arrangements to sell them

– he was directed to meet at a local restaurant

– the suspect impersonated a doctor

– a cheque was given in exchange for the diamonds

– the cheque was later found to be fraudulent

The diamonds had been valued at approximately $1,000,000.

The suspect is described as 45-50, clean shaven, approximately 5’10”, short dark hair, wearing what is believed to be an olive-coloured Kippah, beige shirt with dark dress pants.

Security camera images are now released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Case #: 2016-1785098

Toronto Police Service