Man accused of posing as officer
A 51-year-old Oakville man is facing fraud and impersonation charges after allegedly posing as a Toronto police officer and taking money on the promise to secure employment.
Halton police allege that in 2014 a victim met the accused through a mutual religious group and was promised a job with the Toronto Police Service in exchange for money.
After the money was exchanged, police allege the accused gave various excuses for delays on the job offer. Eventually the victim came forward to police on July 12 of this year.
Jagjit Singh is charged with fraud over $5,000 and personating a peace officer. He’s scheduled to appear in court Aug. 16.
Police believe he has attempted a similar scam before, allegedly offering employment opportunities with the Ford Motor Company.
Police are asking anyone who may have been victimized to come forward and are cautioning the public that legitimate job opportunities never involve paying money.