Toronto man arrested in Rental Fraud Investigation

Toronto, Ontario – The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an apartment rental fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

a man placed rental advertisements on Facebook Marketplace

the unit advertised for rent was located at 30 Gilder Drive, inScarborough

victims corresponded with the man to discuss the property

the man met the victims at the rental location

victims were shown the unit and the man advised he was the property owner

the victims agreed to the rental, and then sent a deposit via an electronic money transfer, cash, or a money order

closer to the move-in date, the man made various excuses as to why the victims could not move in

he then no longer returned calls or messages

Vijayaranjan Indralingam, 43, of Toronto, was arrested
Vijayaranjan Indralingam, 43, of Toronto, was arrested

On Monday, September 26, 2022, Vijayaranjan Indralingam, 43, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

12 counts of Fraud Under $5,000

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Police would like to remind the public:

be mindful before signing any rental agreement and/or sending deposits

rent through legitimate agents that can be thoroughly checked

confirm with the building property owner that the unit is available for rent

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

Toronto Police Service

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