Durham Regional Police Service Financial Crimes Unit seized a shotgun during a search warrant in Oshawa.


On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, members of the Financial Crimes Unit executed a search warrant for an ongoing fraud investigation from 2019. The investigation involved the fraudulent purchase of automotive tires by the accused with stolen credit card data. Officers seized evidence and a sawed-off shotgun at the Gibbons Street residence in Oshawa.


Sathiyaseelan VASANTHAKUMAR, age 28, of Gibbons Street in Oshawa, is charged with: Fraud Under $5,000 x7; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized and Careless Storage of a Firearm. He was held for a bail hearing.


Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Smith of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5281.


Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.