British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

August 14, 2017 15:30 ET

B.C. Securities Commission and Vancouver Police arrest Surrey man for fraud

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2017) - Ravinderpaul Singh Mangat (a.k.a. Rob Mangat), 44, of Surrey, B.C., was arrested on August 5, 2017, following an investigation by the British Columbia Securities Commission's Criminal Investigations Branch. The warrant for Mangat's arrest was issued in connection with fraud charges against Mangat under the Criminal Code, which were sworn June 1, 2017. Mangat was arrested in Vancouver on the outstanding warrant by Vancouver Police.

It is alleged that from July 2012 to October 2014, Mangat convinced a Vancouver resident to invest $500,000 in a "Privileged Investment Group" offering a high guaranteed return. Rather than invest the money as promised, it is alleged Mangat spent the bulk of the invested funds on personal expenses and paying off debts.

Mangat is currently charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 under the Criminal Code. On August 9, 2017, Mangat was released on $10,000 cash bail with a number of conditions. A trial date has yet to be set.

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