A fraud charge against Ajay Uppal, an Oakville resident and business owner accused in a scheme thought to have defrauded the Ministry of Health of more than $2.1 million has been withdrawn at the request of the Toronto Crown’s office.
The 43-year-old had been charged in 2016 by the OPP with fraud over $5,000 for allegedly supplying mobility aids such as wheelchairs and electronic scooters to people who did not qualify for them.
But on July 19 in Toronto, the charge against Uppal and several other accused were withdrawn by the Crown’s office.
The assistant crown said, “we have concluded that there is no reasonable prospect of conviction.”
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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.