A married Brampton couple has been arrested and charged with being accomplices to a world-wide scam, including the so-called CRA tax scam, involving overseas call centres.
37-year-old Gurinderpreet Dhaliwal and his 36-year-old wife Inderpreet Dhaliwal are charged with fraud, laundering the proceeds of crime and property obtained by crime.
They’re due in court March 2nd.
In addition, a Canada-wide warrant’s been issued for 26-year-old Shantanu Manik, a foreign national believed to be in India.
RCMP Inspector Jim Ogden says the CRA tax scam, operating out of India, has been targeting Canadians since 20-14.
”Despite a number of police raids on illegal call centres in India, it continues to victimize Canadians. Cumulatively between 2014 and 2019, the CRA scam has resulted in reported victim losses totalling over $17.2-million,” said Ogden.
The bank investigator and tech support scams totaled reported victim losses of more than 30 million.
The Mounties anticipate more arrests and charges in the next few weeks.