CRIME BRIEFS

Richmond Hill Post - - News | Crime -

York Re­gional Po­lice is seek­ing pub­lic as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing sus­pects af­ter a safe full of firearms was stolen from a Markham home near Wood­bine Av­enue and El­gin Mills Road East. The safe is five feet by two feet and was re­ported miss­ing in early April af­ter a home­owner re­turned from va­ca­tion and found his house bro­ken into. The safe was then found in Ajax the next day and has been seized by the po­lice for foren­sic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion purposes.

On a Mon­day morn­ing in midApril, a male sus­pect en­tered a bank lo­cated at High­way 7 and Bayview Av­enue in Richmond Hill car­ry­ing a firearm. He de­manded cash from the teller and left the bank with a quan­tity of cash. He was last seen head­ing east on High­way 7 by foot. No one was phys­i­cally in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent, and in­ves­ti­ga­tors with the York Re­gional Po­lice Hold-Up Unit are seek­ing leads or wit­nesses from the pub­lic to come forward with ev­i­dence.

A fe­male sus­pect has been charged in con­nec­tion with a $395,000 em­ploy­ment fraud that oc­curred in Vaughan. York Re­gional Po­lice of­fi­cers be­gan the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in July 2017. The ac­cused was a pay­roll spe­cial­ist at a tech­nol­ogy-based com­pany in Vaughan at the time. Be­tween 2015 and 2017, she is al­leged to have re­ac­ti­vated a for­mer em­ployee’s pay­roll, changed the de­posit in­for­ma­tion to her own per­sonal ac­count, in­creased the hourly pay rate and added nu­mer­ous bonuses over the two years.

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