Oakville man accused of impersonating Toronto police officer in fraud scheme

Halton Regional Police have charged an Oakville man who allegedly pretended to be a Toronto police officer. File / Halton Regional Police

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Police say a man from Oakville, Ont., allegedly pretended to be a Toronto police officer and told someone he could get him a job with the force in exchange for cash.

Halton Regional Police say the accused met the alleged victim because they were both involved with a religious group.

After money was exchanged, police say the accused made excuses about why the alleged victim hadn’t received a job offer.

Police say they believe the accused may have tried a similar scam with other people, allegedly offering to get them jobs with the Ford Motor Company.

The man was charged with fraud over $5,000 and impersonating a peace officer. He’s scheduled to appear in court next month.


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