Man arrested after faking COVID-19 contact

ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police 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 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, 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.