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Toronto man charged after allegedly posing as police officer online

Last Updated Dec 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm EDT

Di (Jason) Yu is charged with two counts of personating a peace officer, Dec. 7, 2017. YORK REGIONAL POLICE/Handout

A 32-year-old Toronto man has been charged after he allegedly posed as a York Regional Police officer online.

Police said the investigation was launched on Nov. 18 when it was reported a man was asking people he had befriended on social media for money. Police said he was posting images of police equipment and paraphernalia, as well as pictures of himself in a police uniform.

On Wednesday, search warrants were executed at a Scarborough home and investigators said items were seized that are consistent with the impersonation of a police officer.

Di “Jason” Yu has been charged with two counts of impersonating a peace officer.

Police are asking anyone who has had contact with Yu to come forward.