Charges laid in staged collision investigation in King Township, Weston Road/Lloydtown-Aurora Road


Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit have laid charges after an investigation involving a staged collision in the Township of King.



On Sunday, January 10, 2016, at 8:30 p.m., York Regional Police were called to a hit-and-run collision in the intersection of Weston Road and Lloydtown-Aurora Road where injuries were reported. When officers arrived they located a damaged Volvo station wagon in the intersection, with two female occupants that were complaining of injuries. The occupants of the vehicle had to be extricated by firefighters and were taken to hospital. The injured driver told police that she had driven into the intersection when her vehicle was struck by a white truck that fled the scene.

As part of the investigation, officers obtained video surveillance of the intersection from a nearby business which indicated the collision had been staged and no hit-and-run had taken place.

The accused were also involved in submitting fraudulent claims to their insurance company.

Charged:

  • Fatin ELIAS, 46, City of Toronto
  • Jourjeet SHAHARA, 52, City of Toronto
  • Samid SHEHARA, 47, City of Toronto
  • Salam SHEHARA, 34, City of Toronto


Charges:

  • Fraud Over $5,000
  • Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
  • False Pretence
  • Utter Forged Documents
  • Public Mischief
  • Obstruct Police


York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.

 

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