Two Caledon men charged in trucker training school fraud investigation
Following a years-long investigation into the unlicensed truck driving schools and fraud in Ontario and Quebec, two people from Caledon have been booked and charged.
Back in March 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police had said that the investigators were informed by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) about the possible fraudulent passenger and commercial motor vehicle licensing activities.
According to the police, they had discovered a “serious fraudulent scheme” where over 200 students had committed fraud to get a commercial vehicle license.
It was alleged that an interpreter was being used to fraudulently complete the required licensing knowledge tests.
The police also found that non-Ontario residents were applying for an Ontario driver’s license. Likewise, the individuals were avoiding the Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) standard.
Similarly, the police had also identified a second scheme that involved individuals who were allegedly operating unlicensed schools and providing unauthorised training to students in eastern Ontario and Quebec.
Meanwhile, the police had seized six commercial motor vehicles and six individuals were charged with Fraud Over $5000. The six people were identified as Jagjeet Deol, 50, of Caledon, Charanjit Kaur Deol, 50, of Caledon, Mohammad Khokhar, 66, of Cornwall, Hanifa Khokhar, age 68 of Cornwall, Gurvinder Singh, 55 of Laval, Quebec, and Gurpreet Singh, 33, of Saint Eustache, Quebec.
All the accused were released from custody and made their initial appearances before the Ontario Court in Ottawa.