Facial recognition software nabs man wanted for 13 years

(QMI Agency, file)

(QMI Agency, file)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:45 PM ET

TORONTO -- Facial-recognition software helped Halton Regional Police nab a man on the lam for 13 years.

The Photo Comparison Technology (PCT) program -- software used by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) -- identified a man wanted for criminal negligence causing bodily harm and several other offences dating back to 2000, police said Wednesday.

A joint investigation between Halton and Toronto police and the MTO resulted in the man's arrest on Dec. 13.

The man had assumed a false identity in the time since the alleged offences.