CFN – Ministry of Labour inspector facing charges in Extortion investigation, Joseph Ah-Hone, 55, Police believe there may be more victims
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – 9:58 AM
On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in the afternoon, the Toronto Police Service received a call for a Fraud in the Markham Road and McNicoll Avenue area.
It is alleged that:
– a Ministry of Labour inspector conducted a safety audit of a business
– he found a number of items not in compliance
– he left the owners to fix them
– he returned and made an improper request for money from the owner
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 2:25 p.m., Joseph Ah-Hone, 55, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:
1) Breach of Trust
2) Accepting a Benefit from Person Having Dealings with Government
He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Thursday, December 4, 2014, 2 p.m., room 407.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour reminds the public that inspectors are trained in legislation, policy and procedures and technical requirements. They are Provincial Offences officers and adhere to a code of professionalism. As public servants, they are forbidden to accept money or commissions for any service rendered.
Police believe there may be more victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.