Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

$250,000 Fake Cheque Scam Leads to Canada-Wide Warrant for Brampton Man

Peel Regional Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a Brampton man involved in a fake cheque scam that netted over $250,000. The frauds, which occurred between February and April 2024, involved three suspects who opened several fraudulent business accounts.

The investigation has led to the arrest of two suspects. Harkomal Grewal, 35, of Brampton, and Aviraj Salota, 26, of Niagara Falls, have been charged with two counts each of fraud over $5,000 and uttering forged documents. However, a third suspect, Syed Kirmani, 48, of Brampton, remains at large. Kirmani is wanted for five counts each of fraud over $5,000 and uttering forged documents.

Peel Regional Police revealed that the scammers deposited hundreds of counterfeit cheques into the fraudulent accounts, amounting to more than $250,000. The operation involved sophisticated methods to create and deposit fake cheques, exploiting the banking system.

Authorities urge anyone with information on Syed Kirmani’s whereabouts or details related to the investigation to contact Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311 ext. 3335. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

This case highlights the ongoing efforts of law enforcement to tackle financial crimes and protect the community from fraudulent activities. Peel Regional Police continue to investigate and pursue those involved in such scams to ensure justice is served.

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