Sister of Ontario man accused of ‘large scale’ car crime arrested, faces 36 charges

A woman is facing four dozen charges in connection with what Peel police described as a “large-scale” motor vehicle crime in which multiple vehicles were allegedly illegally registered taking advantage of ServiceOntario “loopholes.”

On Tuesday, the police announced They arrested Monifa Taffe-Hylton, 25, of Brampton, alleging she is one of the accomplices in the crime.

She has been accused of 36 crimes of document falsification and trafficking in stolen goods.

Police said she is the sister of Milton Hylton, 24, who was arrested earlier this month and charged with 168 offences.

Hylton allegedly operated an unlicensed automobile dealership and brokerage, facilitating the sale and transfer of vehicles.

Between June 2023 and early 2024, Hylton and his co-conspirators allegedly conducted several fraudulent transactions involving more than 100 vehicles with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Services.

Police say 24-year-old Milton Hylton faces 168 counts of motor vehicle offenses. (PRP)

“Investigators believe Milton used loopholes in ServiceOntario procedures that allow ‘authorized’ individuals to conduct transactions with third parties to register a vehicle,” police said.

As a result, police said several illegally registered vehicles had been revived, which is the process of changing the vehicle identification number (VIN) of a stolen car and replacing it with a different VIN to make it appear legitimate.

Individuals and businesses whose vehicles have been searched without their authorization have been contacted, police said.

Police have been in contact with several victims, individuals and businesses who have had vehicles registered in their names without authorization.

“This is a large-scale crime affecting many vehicles across multiple jurisdictions in Ontario. Investigators are asking the public for help in locating additional victims and vehicles,” police said.

“This investigation remains ongoing and investigators anticipate additional arrests and charges.”

In a statement to CP24.com earlier this month, a government spokesperson said the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery takes fraud extremely seriously.

“The government has processes in place to help identify and prevent fraud related to vehicle transactions. When fraud is suspected, we immediately investigate and work with authorities to help protect Ontarians,” the spokesperson said.

“Following internal detection, ServiceOntario referred the matter to authorities to support their investigation and subsequent arrest. As this matter is before the courts, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”

Police urge anyone who may have purchased or conducted business with the two defendants or the company “Royalty in the Building” to contact investigators at 905-453-3311 ext. 3313 or by email at [email protected]

Anonymous information can also be shared by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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