Police charge six men in connection with Home Depot gift card scam

Photo: York Regional Police

Working with the FBI, York Regional Police say they have confirmed the identity of over 50 victims across the U.S. who have fallen prey to a Canadian Home Depot gift card scam. The victims were allegedly instructed online to buy Home Depot gift cards and then provide the numbers of the cards to Toronto area residents. Between September and November, investigators executed search warrants at five locations in Markham and the City of Toronto, seizing approximately $600,000 in Home Depot products and $67,000 in unused Home Depot store credits. Six men face a variety of criminal charges, York Regional Police said in a release on Dec. 14.