Indo-Canadian Man From Surrey Charged With Impersonating A Cop

Harmit Johal of Surrey has been charged with one count of Personating a peace officer, and two counts of Fraud. On January 23, 2019, the Surrey RCMP received a report of an individual who allegedly posed as an undercover RCMP officer to obtain money from an elderly couple. The suspect advised the couple that he was investigating counterfeit currency and proceeded to defraud them over a two-day period.

By DESIBUZZCanada Staff

SURREY – An Indo-Canadian man from the Newton area of Surrey has been charged with pretending to be a cop. Surrey RCMP advising the public of this ongoing fraud investigation on Tuesday. 

On January 23, 2019, the Surrey RCMP received a report of an individual who allegedly posed as an undercover RCMP officer to obtain money from an elderly couple. The suspect advised the couple that he was investigating counterfeit currency and proceeded to defraud them over a two-day period.

Surrey RCMP Frontline officers investigated and were able to quickly identify and track down the suspect thanks to CCTV surveillance video.

Harmit Johal, 42 years old, of Surrey has been charged with one count of Personating a peace officer, and two counts of Fraud.

“The public needs to be aware that police will never contact or solicit them for the purpose of checking if their money is counterfeit,” says Surrey RCMP Sgt. Chad Greig. “Never give cash to someone you don’t know or are meeting for the first time. Contact the police immediately to verify any suspicious requests you have received.”

If you have been a victim of a similar occurrence, please contact the Surrey RCMP or your local police. Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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