A police officer in York Region has been charged after being caught working as a realtor during shift hours instead of serving and protecting.
Following an internal investigation, the York Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau has charged an officer with fraud. The investigation began this past spring and revealed that the officer was working as a realtor during his scheduled working hours.
Const. Jamil Saade, 30, of Markham, was charged with fraud under $5,000. He will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in the Town of Newmarket on Aug. 3, 2021.
The accused has been a member of York Regional Police since 2013 and had most recently been working in the Information Management Unit, according to a press release.
While many agents of the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) have been expanding their coverage recently, leading them to cover more and more areas outside of their board, Saade was clearly reaching too far on this one.