RCMP Arrest Two Individuals for Fraud in connection with Transport Truck Odometer Tampering
MILTON, ON, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - After a seven month investigation, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Federal Enforcement Section laid charges against a Brampton area man and woman who were allegedly involved in altering commercial transport truck odometers.
Police allege Truck R Us Sales Inc., a Mississauga based company, purchased a large number of transport trucks from various locations in Canada and the United States, altered the odometer and resold the tractor trucks at a higher value to unknowing trucking companies throughout Canada, primarily Ontario.
With assistance from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), RCMP investigators were able to confirm that the odometers had been rolled back, some over 600,000 kilometers, and that these trucks were operating on roads and highways in North America.
Consumers become victims of fraud when exact mileage and true dollar value is concealed during the sale of vehicles with altered odometers.
"This type of criminal activity demonstrates a lack of regard for safety as well as undermines legitimate businesses," says Inspector Todd Gilmore, Officer In Charge, RCMP Greater Toronto Federal Enforcement Section.
Charged with Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Fraud and Common Nuisance, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada are:
Balwant (Bill) SEKHON, 46 years old, Brampton, Ontario
Sarabjeet Kaur SHAHI, 39 years old, Brampton, Ontario
The accused are scheduled to appear in Brampton Court on January 9th 2012 at 9am.For further information:
Cpl. Cathie Glenn
RCMP GTA Federal Enforcement Section