Charges have been laid against four city of Toronto residents following an investigation into an alleged staged hit and run.
According to York Regional Police, they were called to the scene of a collision in King Township at the intersection of Weston Road and Lloydtown-Aurora Road at around 8.30.pm. on Sunday, January 10th.
When they arrived on scene, they found a damaged Volvo station wagon with two women inside complaining of injuries.
Both had to be removed from the vehicle by firefighters and were taken to hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Volvo told police that her vehicle had been stuck by a white truck that had then fled the scene, an investigation was then launched by police.
However, during the course of the investigation, police reviewed surveillance camera footage from a nearby business which indicated that the collision had been staged and that no hit and run had taken place.
The accused are also involved in submitting fraudulent claims to their insurance company in the wake of the incident.
Fatin Elias, 46, Jourjeet Shahara, 52, Samid Shehara, 47 and Salam Shehara, 34, have each been charged with fraud over $5,000, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, false pretense, uttering forged documents, public mischief and obstructing 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.