Three Indian-origin males have been arrested in Canada for allegedly making an attempt to extort cash from an 80-year-old within the identify of the nation’s income company.
Taranveer Singh, 19, Ranveer Singh, 19, and Chamanjyot Singh, 21, from Brampton had been charged with extortion, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence and possession of property obtained by crime.
“On Monday, May 3, the victim received a call from a suspect claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The victim was instructed to attend a bank and withdraw USD 10,000 then send the money by courier to a Brampton address,” York Regional Police mentioned in an announcement.
The sufferer was advised she could be arrested if she didn’t pay.
Police monitored the supply and when a person arrived to choose up the package deal of cash he was taken into custody.
A follow-up investigation discovered that others had been concerned and extra arrests had been made.
All the cash was recovered and returned to the lady, police mentioned.
The three males arrested are scheduled to look earlier than the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on June 10.
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