Peel police charge individuals in widespread cheque fraud scheme across Canada

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“Three individuals are now facing charges in connection with a widespread counterfeit cheque deposit scheme that has caused a substantial financial loss. Peel police have reported that hundreds of fraudulent cheques were deposited into illegitimate business accounts between February and April 2024, amounting to over $250,000 in total losses.

The Culprits and Charges:

Harkomal Grewal, a 35-year-old Brampton resident, and Aviraj Salota, a 26-year-old from Niagara Falls, have been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of uttering forged documents. Additionally, a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for 48-year-old Syed Kirmani from Brampton, who is identified as the third suspect in this scheme.

Seeking Assistance:

Peel police are now seeking information on the whereabouts of Syed Kirmani to further investigate this fraudulent activity. Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the Fraud Bureau at 905-453-3311 ext. 3335.

A Nationwide Effort:

Peel Regional Police are collaborating with law enforcement agencies across Canada to uncover more incidents related to this scheme and potentially identify more suspects involved. The investigation is ongoing, and efforts are being made to ensure accountability for those responsible.


This case serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of financial fraud and the importance of remaining vigilant against such criminal activities. As individuals and communities, it is crucial to stay informed and report any suspicious behavior to the authorities promptly. Let this be a lesson in the value of integrity in all financial transactions and the collective effort needed to combat fraudulent practices.”



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