This was public service far beyond the call to serve and protect.

Crime 100By Staff

September 4th, 2020



The furniture has been loaded on the moving truck and you are on the way to your new residence.

The men driving the moving truck pull into a gas station – you are following the truck.

They tell you that it is going to take an additional $2000 to complete the job – the movers had already been given a cash deposit.

The customer didn’t like the look or feel on what was taking place and called the police.

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Police unloaded the furniture and household items from a van that was suspected of being used in a moving scam. A very grateful citizen.

Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officers attended a gas station for what is now being investigated as a moving company scam.

Police officers emptied the moving truck and helped the victim get their possessions to their new home.

A criminal investigation is still ongoing into this occurrence and charges are expected.

The HRPS is investigating similar style scams that may have taken place throughout the region. If you believe you may have been a victim of a moving scam within Halton please contact Constable Sarah McCullagh at or call 905-825-4747 ext. 2405.

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Do the Regional Police now have a new unit – The Ace Moving company? Great public service on the part of police detachment.

Police would also like to offer the following tips to residents looking at hiring a moving company:

• Do your research (search the company online). Look for reviews from customers and/ or a website. Be wary of a company that has no online presence.

• Where is the moving company coming from? A company travelling from another province to complete the move is suspicious. Also be suspicious if the company is using a rental truck with out of province licence plates.

• Read your contract prior to signing.

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