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Kitchener man charged with identity theft and fraud crimes across Ontario

File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A Kitchener man has been charged with multiple identity theft and fraud-related crimes in connection to a complex investigation across our province.

In July of 2017, the Anishinabek Police Service forwarded a fraud investigation to the Ontario Provincial Police Identity Crimes Unit involving a man who was wanted on several arrest warrants in Ontario.

Details about the investigation are very limited but OPP say 42-year-old Vincenzo Salvatore Kevan Jeffrey Beaucage has been charged as a result of the investigation.

Charges include Fraud over $5,000, Identity Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Identity Fraud. He is also accused of using someone else’s identity to commit real estate fraud.

OPP say Beaucage is well-known to police, immigration officials, and most major financial institutions due to his involvement in identity theft and fraud.

Beaucage is also known to use aliases and other identities, and has legally changed his name twice.

Police believe there are potential victims in connection to this multi-jurisdiction investigation, and are urging them to come forward.

OPP are thanking Waterloo Regional Police Service and the Anishnabek Police Service for their help with this ongoing investigation.