Brampton man charged after allegedly false claims of contact with COVID-19 patient

Mar 30 2020, 11:14 am

A Brampton man has been arrested after he allegedly claimed falsely to have had contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, according to Peel Regional Police.

Officers say they were contacted by a Brampton business owner on Monday, March 30, at about 9:15 am.

The man had reportedly shut down his business and sent all employees home after a worker called on March 27 to say that a family member had tested positive for coronavirus.

Police said that further investigation revealed the information was false — there was no family member exposed or ill.

A man, 39-years-old, was charged with Public Mischief.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 22 Division at 905-453-2121 ext.1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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