Hamilton, Ontario,

Police Investigate Fraud at the Sikh Society of Hamilton

In August of 2019, the Hamilton Police Service Major Fraud Branch commenced an investigation into complaints about financial mismanagement, fraud and theft at the Sikh Society of Hamilton Wentworth located at 86 Covington Street, Hamilton

The investigation has revealed dishonest employee types of offences that took place between January 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Jatinder Labana, an Executive Director was arrested and charged with Fraud Over $5000, Making Forged Documents, Theft Over $5000, Theft of Mail and Theft by a Person required to Report. He was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse on December 17, 2019. Labana has also been removed from his position within the organization and is bound by conditions not to communicate with witnesses or to attend the Gursikh Temple at 86 Covington Street, Hamilton.

The investigation continues. The Hamilton Police are committed to assisting members of the Sikh community in understanding the financial implications of this Board Member’s actions and any other involved persons.


  • Jatinder Labana, 55-year-old male from Glanbrook


  • Fraud over $5000
  • Making forged documents
  • Theft over $5000
  • Theft of mail
  • Theft by person required to report

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Rob Mayea of the Major Fraud Branch by calling 905-546-4521 or his Major Case Manager D/Sgt. Greg Doerr at 905 546-3841.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com