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An exotic dancer takes the stage at a Toronto strip club in Oct. 14, 2010.

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Police in Toronto are alleging a man used an elderly woman's debit and credit cards to pay for visits to strip clubs and to buy alcohol.

Police say a 48-year-old man befriended the woman and used her cards for purchases and cash advances.

They say the woman lost more than $36,000 over the course of a year.

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Investigators say they believe there may be more victims.

Mark Ninchritz is charged with fraud over $5,000 and three counts of using a credit card obtained by crime.

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