A man has been arrested in a snow removal scam targeting North York seniors.
Police allege a man offered snow removal services via signs and flyers. Victims then contacted the man and he would visit their homes and accept payment for the season by cheque or cash. But when it snowed, the white stuff was never removed. When victims tried calling the man, the number was out of service.
Some of the victims were seniors, who became housebound because of the lack of snow removal on their walks and driveways.
The accused operated under company name Unique Seasonal Services and went by the name Eric. He also allegedly runs a second company under the name Geo Line Seasonal Services.
Since police issued the original release regarding the alleged scam Jan. 4, 14 more victims have come forward in North York and York Region.
Irakli Kristesiashvili, 23, of Toronto, is facing charges.
Police believe there may be more victims.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-3207 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.