Innisfil pair accused of selling phony phones ahead of the gift-giving season, more fakes could be out there

Two 18-year-olds facing fraud charges and more

A pair of Innisifl lads are facing a few charges after police say some folks were sold fake phones.

York Regional Police were contacted on December 17 by a victim who said they were sold a fraudulent device. The victim told investigators they agreed to buy a high-end cellphone through an ad posted on social media. The victim met with the sellers, and say the phone, sealed in its package, was purchased for $1,400.

It wasn’t until the victim got home and opened the package when she realized the box contained a fake smartphone.

Police were able to identify a pair of suspects in connection to this incident and executed search warrants on vehicles and homes in the Town of Innisfil. During the raids, police say they not only found more fake cellphones in package and with fraudulent recipets, they also located a loaded handgun, about two pounds of individually packaged cannabis, some oxycodone pills, stolen licence plates, and more.

Two 18-year-olds are facing a slew of fraud, weapons, and drug charges, while police believe there could be more victims out there and may not yet be aware as fake phones could be sitting under Christmas trees waiting to be opened. Contact the York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423 if you feel you’ve fallen victim to this crime, or have any information to report.