Second person charged with 'airline ticket scam'
The scam took place in 2021 in the Greater Toronto Area and was reported more than $500,000, Peel police say.
A second person is charged in an airfare scam case that took place in the area of Greater Toronto in 2021, according to Peel Regional Police.
A 44-year-old woman, from Brampton, Ont., was charged Friday with a number of offenses , including fraud over $5,000.
In the same case, a 32-year-old man from Vaughan, Ontario, was arrested in late January and also charged with several offenses , including fraud over $5,000.
Between June 2021 and December 2021, police say the two suspects falsely presented themselves as working for travel agencies based outside the UK to access a secure online booking portal for a major European airline.
The two individuals allegedly fraudulently issued over 250 valid airline tickets which were sold to unsuspecting customers for over $500,000.
According to investigators, the majority of customers who purchased the tickets were from the Calgary area, and the flights were primarily to Africa.
With information from The Canadian Press