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Brampton man busted for allegedly making fake school report cards

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Peel regional police have given a Brampton man a failing grade for allegedly making fake report cards that several high school students used to apply for university — putting their fall enrollments in jeopardy.

Police say Pavanjit Sohal, 28, created a website posing as a legitimate private school called The Canadian Higher Learning Academy and accepted payment from unsuspecting students.

“The accused would then produce bogus report cards and send (them) to the secondary schools and the Ontario University Application Centre on behalf of the students,” Peel police said in a release.

Investigators became aware of the alleged scam last month and Sohal was arrested on July 5.

He’s been charged with defraud the public and has a July 31 court date.

“These fraudulent report cards have now put the students’ post-secondary education enrollment in the fall of 2017 in jeopardy as the credit(s) will no longer be accepted,” police added.

Police are reminding the public that The Canadian Higher Learning Academy is a private school approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education and their legitimate website for enrollment is www.chlacademy.ca.