Employment Scam: Oakville Resident Charged

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On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, members of the Halton Regional Police received a complaint regarding an attempted employment scam that occurred during 2014.

The accused, Jagjit SINGH (51 years of Oakville), became acquainted through their mutual association in a religious group. During their contact, SINGH claimed to be a member of the Toronto Police Service. The victim was told that, in exchange for a sum of money, SINGH would be able to secure employment for him with the Police.

After the money was exchanged, SINGH provided various excuses for the delays and the lack of an employment offer.

Detectives believe that SINGH has attempted the same employment scam with other people where he may have offered other employment opportunities (also fraudulent) with the Ford Motor Company of Canada. Investigators encourage those who may have been victimized to come forward.

Citizens are reminded to be extremely cautious with promises of advantage in any employment situation. Legitimate employment opportunities will NEVER involve the exchange of money.

Jagjit SINGH was charged with Fraud Over $5000 as well as impersonating a Peace Officer on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Mr. Jagjit Singh is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton on Wednesday August 16th 2017.

If any member of the public has information regarding an employment scam involving Jagjut Singh, they are asked to call the Halton Regional Police’s general line and ask to speak with the on-duty Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4747. A report can also be sent through the internet to www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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