Arrest Made After Victim Loses $400,000 To Romance Scam


Investigators from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a 37-year-old woman, in connection to an alleged online Romance Scam that spanned five months beginning in the spring of 2020.

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, a criminal investigation concluded into a suspect allegedly receiving $80,000 from the victim. The victim was defrauded of more than $400,000 and was deceived into sending funds via global e-transfers to various accounts in Canada and Turkey

Investigators from the Fraud Bureau arrested and charged Cynthia Chiazor, a 37-year-old resident of Toronto with the following offence:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

She was released on an Undertaking and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Monday, May 1, 2023, in answer to the charges.

This incident remains under investigation by the Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau.

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is asked to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453-3311, ext. 3335.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting


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