Man Arrested After Allegedly Helping People Cheat on Important Exams in Mississauga

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Published November 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm

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A Mississauga man is facing charges in connection with an alleged scheme to help people cheat on exams.  

Police recently announced that a joint investigation with the Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau, Ontario College of Trades and the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities has led to the arrest of a man for breach of trust by public officer.

Police say that on Sept. 5, 2018, officers began investigating an employee with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.

According to police, the employee had access to trade exams, as well as access to the Ontario College of Trades’ tradesperson and journeyperson database.

Police allege that information from the Ontario College of Trades revealed that an individual was contacting failing applicants and offering the exam answers for a fee.  

On Nov. 1, 2018 at 3:25 p.m., officers arrested 28-year-old Umar Gilani in the City Centre Drive area in Mississauga.

Police say he was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call investigators in the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3332.  

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