Toronto moving company accused of extorting families

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A 30-year-old employee of a moving company is facing fraud-related charges after clients of several moving companies claimed they were grossly overcharged for services.

Toronto police said that in April of 2017, two families came forward with complaints against Green Moving, Ryder Moving and Landmark Van Lines, all based in Toronto.

Acting TPS Insp. Ian Nichol said the families sought out quotes from the companies for moves from Alberta to the Maritimes. After receiving quotes, the families had the movers take their belongings away. In both cases, the employees of the moving companies allegedly exaggerated the weight of goods in an attempt to increase their fee.

Nichol said in one case, the company quotes a family $2,700 but then later billed them $14,000.

When the families refused to pay the inflated fee, the company allegedly held their belongings in Ontario, and in one instance threatened to destroy their property if they didn’t pay.

Burak Ozgan was charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and one count of extortion.

He is scheduled to appear in court on July 4.

Read more at CTV News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.