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Local Auto Collision Business Faces Fraud Charges

Web posted on March 03, 2014

The Guelph Police Service is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Guelph Police Services Board Taxicab bylaw. This bylaw is in place to ensure that licensing, safety standards and codes of conduct are consistently applied to operators of taxicabs and limousines within the City of Guelph.

This bylaw requires that taxicab owners present the Guelph Police Services Board with a currently valid Safety Standards Certificate for each taxicab (older than 3 years from the manufactured date) every six months.

On Thursday November 22, 2013 and Friday November 23, 2013, members of the Guelph Police Traffic Services Unit participated in a taxicab safety initiative at the Clair Road Emergency Services Center.

An investigation was commenced following this initiative to validate a number of the Safety Standards Certificates that were submitted. The investigation alleges that a number of Safety Standards Certificates issued by a single Auto Collision Repair business between early September and late December 2013 were in fact fraudulent/forged documents.

The business is operated under the name Sayid Auto Collision and is located on Elizabeth Street, Guelph.

As a result of this investigation, on February 26, 2014, three males were arrested.
Sayid Zaid NAQAWE, 48 years of Guelph is charged with four counts of forgery (making a false document) and six counts of uttering a forged document.

Sayid Ahmad MAHBOOBI, 27 years of Guelph is charged with four counts of forgery (making a false document).

Sayed Hashem HASHEMI, 22 years of Guelph is charged with three counts of uttering a forged document.

All three are scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on April 25, 2014.

The Guelph Police Traffic Services Unit is being assisted in this extensive ongoing investigation by the Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario College of Trades, and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council.

This joint investigation is ongoing and additional charges pertaining to all Safety Standards Certificates issued during the previously identified time period are pending.

Anyone with information with regard to this investigation or questions regarding their vehicles is asked to contact Cst. D. Mosey at 519-824-1212 at extension #7145. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.


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