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Update In Forgery Investigation At Sayid Auto Collision

Web posted on May 08, 2014

On February 26, 2014 members of the Guelph Police Traffic Services Unit arrested three employees of Sayid Auto Collision and charged them with a number of fraud related criminal charges.

The investigation resulted from the discovery of irregularities with Safety Standards Certificates issued to two taxi cabs as part of the semi-annual Guelph Police taxi cab safety inspection initiative that took place in November, 2013.

Investigation has revealed that in addition to the two Safety Standards Certificates issued to the cabs, thirty-nine other Safety Standards Certificates were issued for motor vehicles between the months of September 2013 and November 2013 and it is alleged that all of the documents were fraudulent in nature. These violations did not involve any of the taxi cabs owned and operating as Guelph Taxi.

A total of 131 Criminal Charges have now been laid against owner and employees of Sayid Auto Collision.

Sayid Zaid NAQAWE, 48 years of Guelph has been charged with forty-two counts of forgery (making a false document) and forty-four of uttering a forged document.

Sayid Ahmad MAHBOOBI, 27 years of Guelph has been charged with forty one counts of forgery (making a false document).

Sayed Hashem HASHEMI, 22 years of Guelph has been charged with four counts of uttering a forged document.

Oronato IANNONI, 54 years of Hamilton has been charged with two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering a forged document.

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

In addition to the criminal charges laid by the Guelph Police Service, the assisting agencies have laid charges under their respective provincial legislative authorities.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has laid numerous administrative Highway Traffic Act charges pertaining to responsibilities associated to Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations.

The Ontario College of Trades (OCT) has laid charges under the authority of the Ontario Colleges of Trades and Apprentices Act relating to the licensing and certification of employees working at Sayid Auto Collision. Several other businesses were investigated by the Ontario College of Trades and are also facing charges under the same act.

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) has laid charges under the Ontario Motor Vehicle Dealers Act relating to several allegations of "Curb siding" facilitated by Sayid Auto Collision.

The three males associated to Sayids Auto Collision will be appearing in Guelph court later this month.

The 54-year-old Hamilton male will be appearing in Guelph Court in June.


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