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Financial Crimes Unit is the oldest Investigative Squad in the Toronto Police Service, having been established in 1952.
The officers and civilian staff assigned to the Financial Crimes Unit come from many diverse policing backgrounds. They are extremely dedicated and knowledgeable. Every fraud investigation is done with dignity, diligence and professionalism.
Most incidents of fraud reported to the Toronto Police Service are investigated by designated fraud officers assigned to each police station across the city. Toronto citizens who wish to report a fraud are invited to attend any Toronto Police station, or contact the main Toronto Police switchboard at 416-808-2222 and request an officer to attend your location.
Mandates by section
Asset Forfeiture Unit
Identify assets obtained by individuals through criminal activity and seek the restraint, seizure and forfeiture of those assets. The Asset Forfeiture Unit shall:
Assume responsibility and carriage of proceeds of crime and money laundering investigations.
Review all incoming information from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) and provide the appropriate response where required.
Establish and maintain partnerships with other law enforcement and government agencies, financial institutions and other specialized resource areas that may assist with proceeds of crime and money laundering investigations.
Provide training for other members of the Service at various levels where required.
Monitor and provide support to members who have investigations where there is a proceeds of crime component.
Provide expertise in proceeds of crime investigations.
Assist other law enforcement agencies in conducting investigations within Toronto.
Ensure all field units are advised of the capabilities and the potential investigative assistance that the Proceeds of Crime Unit can provide to ensure a complete and successful criminal investigation.
Corporate Crimes Unit
Corporate Fraud Investiga