Police investigation into tow truck industry leads to charges against cop and those from Mississauga and Brampton

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An investigation by Toronto Police into the tow truck industry has led to charges against several people including a police officer and those from Mississauga and Brampton.

Called Project Overhaul, the investigation stemmed from the 2019 theft of several police radios that turned up in the possession of tow truck drivers.

Investigators believed the stolen radios were used to listen in on police radio calls to find out where collisions occurred.

Toronto Constable Ronald Joseph, 48, was then charged last summer with theft of a radio and breach of trust.

Investigators say the operation then turned to false or staged collisions that were used to make financial insurance claims. Police believe several false claims were made between April 2018 to May 2020.

Additional charges have now been filed against Joseph. They are:

Two counts of attempted fraud over $5,000

  • Counselling an indictable offence not committed
  • Four counts of fraud Over $5000
  • Forgery
  • Two counts of public mischief
  • Uttering a forged document
  • Conspiracy to commit fraud
  • Counselling to commit and indictable offence

Some of the other charges are as follows:

Aditya Tiger Persaud, 58, of Brampton

  • Attempted fraud over $5,000

Marcus Dookie, 38, of Brampton

  • Public mischief
  • Attempted fraud over $5,000
  • Fraud over $5,000

Arnold Jaglal, 54, of Brampton

  • Attempted mischief $5,000
  • Public mischief

Roger Tigree, 45, of Mississauga

  • Public mischief
  • Attempted fraud over $5,000
  • Fraud over $5,000

Kris Kattick, 31, of Mississauga

  • Attempted fraud over $5,000
  • Fraud over $5,000

All of the individuals were released on certain conditions and are scheduled to appear in court on April 14.

Constable Ronald Joseph remains suspended from duty with pay since his initial arrest on Monday, June 15, 2020.

(THE CANADIAN PRESS photo/Christopher Katsarov)

 

 

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