A veteran Toronto Police officer is facing charges including theft after he allegedly stole a debit card belonging to a missing person whom he was assigned to investigate.
The missing person investigation was started in 53 Division on Feb. 17, and one of the officers assigned to the case took possession of the missing person’s belongings, the Toronto Police Service said in a press release on April 12.
It’s alleged that the officer, who has 16 years of service, gave the missing person’s debit card to another man who then used the card to make a purchase at a store in Mississauga.
Upon further investigation, it’s also alleged that the 48-year-old officer and the man fraudulently obtained vehicles.
Constable Boris Borissov of Toronto was arrested on April 11. He is charged with three counts of breach of trust, and single counts of theft, trafficking credit card, fraud, and more.
The police said Borissov has been suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.
He is scheduled to appear in court on May 27.