Canada Police east of Toronto lay 250 charges in tow truck probe, recover 31 vehicles

18:08  10 january  2020
18:08  10 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A two-month investigation into alleged criminal towing practices in the GTA has led to the recovery of 31 vehicles and more than 250 charges against company owners and drivers. Durham Regional Police say the probe — dubbed Project Bondar — was launched in October to ensure towing

While carrying out the search warrants, police said they recovered 31 vehicles , some of which Police said 92 Consumer Protection Act charges were laid along with 149 various Provincial How to protect yourself when you need a tow truck . Durham police released a number of tips for motorists

OSHAWA, Ont. — Police east of Toronto say an eight-week investigation into local tow truck companies has culminated in 250 charges and the recovery of 31 vehicles.

Durham regional police say their intelligence branch began investigating in October 2019 to make sure tow truck drivers were compliant with legislation.

They say the police service had received numerous complaints from drivers who said the tow companies were charging "exorbitant fees" after collisions.

Police say the team searched eight properties in Brampton, Toronto, Ajax, Clarington, Pickering and Whitby and recovered the 31 vehicles.

They allege some had been stolen, while others had been unlawfully towed.

Police say they laid 92 consumer protection charges, 149 provincial offences act charges and 17 criminal charges.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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