Varinder, Sukvir, Sandeep Arrested In Fraudulent Cheque Ring: Peel Police

Fraud investigators were able to determine that this group was responsible for approximately $380,000 of fraudulent cheque acts.

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Investigators from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged three individuals in relation to a fraudulent cheque ring operation.

In March 2023, fraud investigators were contacted by a major financial institution in relation to cheque related frauds. The investigation quickly established a group allegedly responsible for several cheque frauds in the Region of Peel. Fraud investigators were able to determine that this group was responsible for approximately $380,000 of fraudulent cheque acts.

During the course of the investigation it was discovered that the group committing these cheque frauds were actively targeting vulnerable sectors of the population in committing these frauds.

On Friday December 8, 2023, the following three suspects were arrested and charged with multiple criminal offences.

Varinder Kumar, a 41-year-old man from Brampton was charged with:

  • Fraud Over Fraud over $5000 X 5

  • Utter Forged Documents X 4

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X 3

He was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

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Sukvir Singh, a 30-year-old man from Brampton was charged with:

  • Fraud Over Fraud over $5000 X 3

  • Utter Forged Documents X 3

He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

Sandeep Sogi, a 26-year-old man from Toronto was charged with:

  • Fraud Over Fraud over $5000 X 3

  • Utter Forged Documents X 3

He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

“Criminal acts perpetrated against our vulnerable sectors will not be tolerated and those responsible will be held accountable. This investigation is an excellent example of collaboration with our financial institution partners” says Inspector Sean Brennan of Financial Crimes Services.

Peel Regional Police are urging all members of the public who may have been approached or solicited by this group to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3335.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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