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
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
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.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Cpl. Cathie Glenn
RCMP GTA Federal Enforcement Section