NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario | The police of Niagara Falls has put the hand on the collar, on Tuesday, a man she is suspected of having fraudulently acquired approximately 130 000 N95 masks, full pandemic.
According to what was explained-the Niagara regional police, the suspect, Richard Hariraj, 34 years, would have acquired the masks and 7500 bottles of 8 oz hand sanitizer, using a fake bank account.
The value of the medical equipment was valued at approximately 767 000 $.
Contacted and made aware of the possible fraud on June 19, police were quickly able to trace the suspect, which led them to a warehouse in Vaughan, a suburb of Toronto, about 150 kilometers from Niagara Falls.
Virtually all the masks and bottles of disinfectant were found in the warehouse.
The suspect, meanwhile, is facing a charge of possession of property obtained by crime of a value of more than $ 5000. He was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.