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Police investigation into tow truck industry leads to charges against cop and those from Brampton and Mississauga

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Police investigation into tow truck industry leads to charges against cop and those from Brampton and Mississauga

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

An investigation by Toronto Police into the tow truck industry has led to charges against several people including a police officer and those from Mississauga and Brampton.

Called Project Overhaul, the investigation stemmed from the 2019 theft of several police radios that turned up in the possession of tow truck drivers.

Investigators believed the stolen radios were used to listen in on police radio calls to find out where collisions occurred.

Toronto Constable Ronald Joseph, 48, was then charged last summer with theft of a radio and breach of trust.

Investigators say the operation then turned to false or staged collisions that were used to make financial insurance claims. Police believe several false claims were made between April 2018 to May 2020.

Additional charges have now been filed against Joseph. They are:

Two counts of attempted fraud over $5,000

Counselling an indictable offence not committed
Four counts of fraud Over $5000
Forgery
Two counts of public mischief
Uttering a forged document
Conspiracy to commit fraud
Counselling to commit and indictable offence
Some of the other charges are as follows:

Aditya Tiger Persaud, 58, of Brampton

Attempted fraud over $5,000
Marcus Dookie, 38, of Brampton

Public mischief
Attempted fraud over $5,000
Fraud over $5,000
Arnold Jaglal, 54, of Brampton

Attempted mischief $5,000
Public mischief
Roger Tigree, 45, of Mississauga

Public mischief
Attempted fraud over $5,000
Fraud over $5,000
Kris Kattick, 31, of Mississauga

Attempted fraud over $5,000
Fraud over $5,000
All of the individuals were released on certain conditions and are scheduled to appear in court on April 14.

Constable Ronald Joseph remains suspended from duty with pay since his initial arrest on Monday, June 15, 2020.

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