The Toronto Police Service (TPS) has announced the arrest of a 27-year-old local woman who’s now facing five charges following an undercover sting that seized more than 100 counterfeit Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) tokens.
CP 24 reports the suspect, Jia Zheng, agreed to meeting what turned out to be undercover officers to sell the counterfeit tokens. The officers met Zheng, and soon after, she was arrested with more than 100 counterfeit tokens found on her person. Police said a search of Zheng’s residence found additional counterfeit tokens.
She has been handed five charges, including possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; attempted fraud under $5,000; and dealing with counterfeit tokens. She’s scheduled to appear in court on June 17 at 1 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto Police at 416-808-7300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).
TPS estimates counterfeiting costs the TTC about $2 million a year.