59 ‘unlawfully towed’ vehicles worth $750,000 seized from Brampton towing yard: Durham cops

Two men and two businesses faces a slew of charges

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Two men face charges in connection with dozens of vehicles that were allegedly towed illegally to a yard in Brampton.

Durham Regional Police say investigators executed a search warrant at the tow yard — located near Rutherford Rd. S. and Selby Rd. — on June 18.

“(Officers) were on scene for several hours and seized approximately 59 vehicles valued at approximately $750,000,” Sgt. George Tudos said Friday, alleging the seized vehicles were “unlawfully towed and stored at this location.”

“Some of the vehicles were sold unlawfully,” he alleged.

Tudos said the recovered vehicles have since been returned to their owners.

“Investigators would like to thank the Insurance Bureau of Canada for their assistance in this matter,” he said.

Karunakaran (Jay) Nadarajah, 33, of Brampton, Marco (Mark) Terenzi, 56, of Brampton, face 13 charges each under the Consumer Protection Act.

Two commercial businesses — Peel Preferred Collision Centre and Jay Express Auto Inc. — also face 13 charges each under the Consumer Protection Act.

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“The investigation is ongoing,” Tudos said.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call police at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2112, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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