A Brampton man has been arrested and charged after allegedly defrauding a woman of $61,000 in cash and jewellery in what police are calling a ‘spiritual scam.’ Peel police allege Darshan Dhaliwal told a Brampton woman that he had won a lottery and was lucky because he was ‘very close to God.’
Remove evil spirits by praying
Investigators say he convinced the woman to give him a large quantity of money so that he could bury it in the ground and remove the evil spirits by praying. He promised to return the money after the ceremony. On Wednesday, police arrested and charged him with Fraud and Breach of Recognizance. He appeared in a Brampton court later that day.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.