Fraud charge withdrawn
A fraud charge against an Oakville resident and business owner accused in a scheme thought to have defrauded the Ministry of Health of more than $2.1 million has been withdrawn at the request of the Toronto Crown’s office.
Ajay Uppal, 43, had been charged in 2016 by the OPP with fraud over $5,000 for allegedly supplying mobility aids such as wheelchairs and electronic scooters to people who did not qualify for them.
But on July 19 in Toronto, the charge against Uppal and several other accused was withdrawn by the Crown’s office.
Assistant Crown Eadit Rokach said after reviewing the case “we have concluded that there is no reasonable prospect of conviction.”
Uppal owns Apka Health of Scarborough. It offers its services in the Golden Horseshoe and as far as London, Kitchener, Barrie and Peterborough.