Man ac­cused of pos­ing as of­fi­cer

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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.

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