Two Brampton men, businesses facing charges after police seize 59 illegally towed vehicles

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Published June 26, 2021 at 6:04 pm

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Durham police have laid charges against two Brampton men as part of an ongoing vehicle investigation.

On Friday, June 18, investigators from DRPS executed a search warrant at a Brampton tow yard located in the area of Rutherford Road and Selby Road.

“Members were on scene for several hours and seized approximately 59 vehicles valued at approximately $750,000,” said police.

“These vehicles had been unlawfully towed and stored at this location. Some of the vehicles were sold unlawfully.”

Police say the vehicles have been returned to their rightful owners.

33 year old Brampton man Karunakaran (Jay) Nadarajah and 56 year old Brampton man Marco (Mark) Terenzi face 13 charges each under the Consumer Protection Act. Two businesses, Peel Preferred Collision Centre and Jay Express Auto Inc., are also facing 13 charges each.

Some of these charges include Tow and Storage: Supplier Failed to Provide Consumer with Prescribed Information Before Obtaining Consumer’s Authorization to Proceed with Service; Supplier Failed to Obtain Consumer’s Authorization before Services Commenced; Supplier Failed to Provide Consumer with a Copy of Authorization; Supplier Demanded/Received Payment before Delivering Invoice to Consumer with Prescribed Information.

“Investigators would like to thank the Insurance Bureau of Canada for their assistance in this matter,” said police.

The investigation is ongoing.

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