Man Arrested After Faking Covid-19 Contact

Posted On Monday March 30, 2020

Region of Peel– Officers from 22 Division have arrested a Brampton man after he claimed to have had contact with a person who had tested positive for Covid-19.

On Monday, March 30, 2020, at 9:17 a.m., police were contacted by a Brampton business owner who had recently shut down his business and sent all employees home after a worker called in on March 27, 2020 stating that a family member has tested positive for Covid-19.

Further investigation revealed the information was false, there was no family member exposed or sick.

A 39-year-old man from Brampton was charged with Public Mischief. He was released on an Appearance Notice with a future date to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 22 Division at 905-453-2121 ext.1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting

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N/R: 20-084

Inc:  PR20-0113889


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