PEEL Regional Police investigators from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a 42-year-old Brampton man for defrauding a female resident of the City of Brampton.
In August 2017, the accused Darshan Dhaliwal met the victim and advised her that he would be able to double her money if she invested in him.
Dhaliwal obtained a large quantity of money and jewelry from the victim. After not receiving anything in return, the victim contacted police.
Dhaliwal was arrested and charged on Wednesday (June 27) for fraud over $5,000. He was held for a bail hearing and will appear before an Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.
The approximate total of $74,000 in cash and jewelry was defrauded by Dhaliwal, according to police.
Investigators believe there may be further victims who have not come forward and are requesting they contact police.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Fraud Investigators at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3335. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting their website at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “Peel” and then your tip.
BACK in January 2017, Dhaliwal was arrested in a spiritual scam.
At that time, Peel Regional Police said that in July 2016, the accused met with the victim and advised her that he had won a lottery and that he had a lot of good luck as he was very close to God.
(Dhaliwal won $1 million in 2012 in Lotto Max.)
Dhaliwal obtained a large quantity of money from the victim and told her that he would bury the money in the ground and pray to remove the evil spirits and would return her money after the ceremony.
Over a period of time the victim provided Dhaliwal with a large quantity of money and later was advised the evil spirits were in her jewelry and he would need that to remove the evil spirits. The victim provided a large quantity of jewelry to Dhaliwal and after not receiving her money or jewelry back, contacted the Peel Regional Police.
Dhaliwal was arrested and charged on January 18, 2017, for fraud over $5,000 and breach of recognizance. He defrauded the victim of approximately $61,000 in cash and jewelry.