Toronto man wanted for allegedly scamming over 20 renters looking for a room

May 6 2020, 5:54 am

A 37-year-old Toronto man is wanted for allegedly scamming 20 renters looking for a room in North York.

According to the Toronto Police Service, between Monday, April 27, and Saturday, May 2, 20 separate people reported frauds to investigators concerning the rental of a room in units in 30 Greenfield Avenue.

Police say that people responded to an advert on the Korean app “Casmo.”

“Some of the victims met with the suspect and were given the opportunity to see the room,” police said. “The suspect mentioned to other victims that due to COVID-19, he would not be able to show them the unit.”

Hopeful renters paid the suspect first and last month’s rent through e-transfers, and police say the man didn’t have the right to rent the room in the unit advertised.

Sungjin Kim is wanted for multiple counts of fraud in relation to these incidents.

Police believe there may be more victims who have been defrauded.

Investigators say they have information that he has since fled the country.

Toronto Police Service

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on their Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).