Rajeev Sawhney, 41, arrested in ongoing Fraud investigation,
Photograph of man released
Broadcast time: 14:40
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Case #: 2015-821611
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an ongoing Fraud investigation.
It is alleged that:
- during the period from 2013 to 2016, Rajeev Sawhney had presented himself as an experienced home builder who was able to demolish houses and build new houses
- he had convinced a number of people to purchase houses in the GTA on a promise of demolishing the existing houses and splitting the profits from the sales of the new houses he would build
- prior to starting the “project,” he demanded that the investors pay him the “soft costs” in one lump sum, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000
- the funds were supposed to be used to obtain permits and architect designs
- after the investors paid the “soft costs," he never completed the “projects.”
- as a result, the investors all lost the “soft cost” payment and became stranded with houses they could not afford to maintain
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Rajeev Sawhney, 41, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:
1) Fraud Over $5000
2) Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
He appeared in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 2 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Chuan Wang, 43 Division Frauds