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CHARGES LAID IN 407ETR DATA BREACH INVESTIGATION

Posted on Thursday July 23, 2020

Investigators with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit have laid charges in connection with an investigation involving a breach of 407ETR customer information.  

In May 2018, York Regional Police began an investigation after receiving information from 407ETR that customer data had been accessed without authorization by an employee. After a lengthy investigation, evidence revealed that an employee had used a company computer to access and compile a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of 60,000 customers in specific geographic regions.

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, the suspect was placed under arrest and has been charged.

Charged:

  • Varun (Bobby) SAINI, 37, City of Toronto

Charges:

  •  Mischief to Data
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer

Mr. SAINI has been released and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on November 5, 2020.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6612, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.