Brampton man charged for allegedly lying about COVID-19 exposure

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A 39-year-old Brampton man is facing charges after allegedly claiming to have had contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

Peel police say that on Monday, March 30, 2020, police were contacted by a Brampton business owner who had recently shut down his business and sent all employees home after a worker said that a family member has tested positive for Covid-19.

The business owner told police that the man reported the exposure on March 27.

Police allege that further investigation revealed the information was false and that the man did not have an ill family member. 

Police say the accused has been charged with public mischief. He was released and will appear in court at a future date.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 22 Division at 905-453-2121 ext.1233. 

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