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Inside Job: Toronto cop charged in tow truck corruption ring

Police say A Toronto cop was benefiting from road crashes three different ways. He is now facing charges after police say he was involved in a tow truck corruption ring. They say the officer stole and cloned a police radio to provide crash alerts to tow truck operators. He also operated his own tow trucks plus rented loaner cars to crash victims.

The drivers allegedly broadcast police transmissions over the internet for a fee, and were able to gain access after a police radio disappeared from a division in Etobicoke.

Police found out about it after they stopped two tow trucks and discovered that they both had what

On May 26, police raided three homes in Brampton, Barrie and Toronto and allegedly found other radios, parts and tools used to clone radios.

Last week Toronto police Const. Ronald Joseph was arrested and charged in relation to the theft of one of the radios. Police say Joseph, who is currently suspended with pay, owned two tow trucks and a car rental agency.

A total of 11 people including Joseph have been charged and will be in court in September

Police allege Joseph received kickbacks from a network of tow truck drivers for the provision of stolen police radios, and got referrals to his car rental agency from people involved in collisions.

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