Members of the Halton Regional Police Service – 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have arrested three males in relation to the theft of personal protective equipment worth over $300,000.
Police say the three males are employees of a Burlington business that sells safety and cleaning products.
Since September 2020, large quantities of latex gloves and cleaning chemicals had gone missing, according to police.
An investigation determined that three employees had orchestrated the theft of these items from the business.
Jonathan Kendall, a 19-year-old from Burlington has been charged with theft over $5,000.
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Joel Owatan, a 24-year-old from Burlington has been charged with four counts of theft over $5,000.
Alexander Tejada, a 28-year-old from Oakville has been charged with four counts of theft over $5,000.
All three accused were released from custody on an undertaking, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext 2316.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.