Man wanted for fraud in alleged North York rental scam


Toronto police are looking for a man who they allege committed rental fraud in a North York apartment building.

Between April 27 and May 2, 20 separate people reported frauds to police concerning the rental of a room at 30 Greenfield Ave., near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue.

Investigators said people would respond to an ad on a Korean social media app, Casmo, where some of them would meet the suspect and be offered the opportunity to see the room.

The suspect mentioned to other victims that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they would not be able to see the unit.

Police allege first and last month’s rent were e-transferred to the suspect, who didn’t have the right to rent the room.

Sungjin Kim, 37, of Toronto, is wanted for multiple counts of fraud in relation to these incidents. However, investigators have information he may no longer be in the country.

Police believe there may be more victims.