Mail Theft Investigation Leads to Multiple Charges in Brampton

Posted On Monday June 28, 2021

 

Region of Peel – After a six-week investigation; Officers from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have charged 16 parties with over 140 offences, including mail theft, fraud over $5000, identity theft, uttering a forged document, possession of stolen property, and possession of controlled substances.

As investigators scrutinized over 100 reports of mail thefts and mischiefs in the Region of Peel between January and April of 2021, they discovered links to numerous parties residing in Brampton. In May 2021, investigators began collaborating with their partners at Canada Post, Halton Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, and numerous financial institutions.

Investigators learned that the accused parties would allegedly steal mail by breaking into Canada Post mailboxes or individual roadside residential mailboxes targeting cheques, credit cards, and identification documents. The accused’s would then allegedly alter and deposit the stolen cheques into various banks before withdrawing the funds fraudulently.

By Wednesday, May 19, 2021, investigators began arresting the accused parties. On Wednesday, June 16 and 17, 2021, two search warrants were conducted at residences in Brampton, where officers located hundreds of pieces of mail, stolen/altered cheques, printers, scanners, and other tools used to forge documents. Throughout the six weeks, investigators also located six stolen vehicles used by suspects involved in mail thefts. 

The below residents of Brampton, Mississauga, and York Region have all been charged for various offences.

Gurdeep Bains, a 46-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

Theft of Mail, Fraud over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Forgery Instruments, Breach (x3), Possession of Identity Documents (x6), Possession of Credit Card Data (x10), Utter Forged Document and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Hartinder Randhawa, a 37-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

Theft of Mail (x3), Fraud Over, Utter Forged Document, Possess Identity Documents (x2), Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Instruments of Forgery, Possess Credit Card Data (x4), Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2),  Fraud over $5000, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Utter Forged Document and Breach of Court Order.

 Taranjeet Virk, a 37-year-old man from Woodbridge is charged with the following:

 Fraud Over, Utter Forged Document, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2).

 Harmeet Khakh, a 28-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

 Possession of Counterfeit Currency

 Gurdip Singh, a 28-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

 Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (x2), Obstruct Police, Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2).

 Harjinder Singh, a 31-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

 Possession of Stolen Property (x3), Breach of court order (x3), Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident, Possession of a Controlled   Substance (x3)

 Possession of Credit Card Data, Possess Identity Document (x3).

 Gurkamal Mehmi, a 38-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

 Possession of Stolen Property, Possession for the Purpose (x2) and Trafficking a Controlled Substance (x2).

 Gurvinder Kang, a 38-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following: 

Breach of court order (x3), Possession of Stolen Property, Fraud over $5000,Breach (x2), Theft of Mail, Utter Forged Document, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2).  

Gurpreet Singh, a 21-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Theft Under (x2), Breach of Court Order, Possession stolen property x5, Fraud x5, Utter Forged Document, Possession of Instruments of Forgery, Making a False Document, Identity Fraud and Obstruct Police.

Suhail Kumar, a 21-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following: 

Theft of Mail, Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (x2). 

Rattan Preetam, a 26-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Breach of Court Order.

Rupinder Sharma a 25-year-old from Brampton is charged with the following:

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Joga Singh a 30-year-old from Toronto is charged with the following:

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Varinderpal Kooner, a 43-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following: 

Breach (x2), Possession of Stolen Property (x4), Possession of Instruments of Forgery and Making a False Document.Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Possession of Identity Documents, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Credit Card Data and Breach of Court Order (x2). Two outstanding arrest warrants for property and fraud related offences were also executed.

Harman Singh a 21-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following:

Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2) and Breach of a Court Order.

Kuldeep Sandhara, a 27-year-old from Brampton was charged as a result of an outstanding warrant for robbery related offences.

Further arrests and charges are anticipated in relation to this investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 2133.Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public and Media Relations Officer at 905- 453-2121, extension 4027.

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Inc: PR21-0158675

 

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