Peel Resident Facing 168 Auto Crime Charges

Posted On Friday March 08, 2024

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Commercial Auto Crime Bureau have arrested a Peel resident following an investigation into an unlicensed car dealer and broker facilitating the sale and transfer of vehicles.  

Between June 2023 and early 2024, it is alleged that 24-year-old Milton Hylton made several fraudulent transactions through the Ministry of Transportation (M.T.O.) and Service Ontario across the province, with over 100 vehicles involved. 

Investigators allege that Milton utilized loopholes in the Service Ontario procedures that allow "authorized" individuals to conduct third-party transactions related to motor vehicles when specific criteria are met. These transactions include: Registering a vehicle, permit replacement, colour change, obtaining a Used Vehicle Information Package (UVIP), permit transfer, licence plate replacement, fine payment.  

Several of the vehicles registered by Milton as a third party have been identified as re-vin vehicles. "Re-vinning" is the alteration of a Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) of a stolen vehicle, replacing it with a V.I.N. from another vehicle to pass as legitimate. Some of the vehicles have been located and confirmed to be stolen; however, a large number of these vehicles are still active on the road, and police are making attempts to locate and seize them for examination.

Police have been in contact with several victims, both individuals and businesses, who have had vehicles registered to their name by Milton without authorizing him to do so.  

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, police executed a warrant at a residence in Brampton and arrested Milton. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. He has been charged with 168 Criminal Offences of Uttering Forged Documents and Trafficking of Stolen Goods. 

Investigators believe that members of Milton's family and other individuals are also complicit in this crime and anticipate additional arrests and charges laid. 

This is a large-scale crime affecting many vehicles in multiple jurisdictions across Ontario. Investigators are appealing to the public for assistance in locating additional victims and vehicles. 

Police are encouraging members of the public who have purchased or conducted business dealings with Milton or his advertised company of "Royalty in The Building" to contact the Peel Regional Police Commercial Auto Crime Bureau at 905-453-3311 extension 3313 or via email at autocrime@peelpolice.ca

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.  

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

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