Philadelphia man Gauravjit Singh charged in $ 700,000 protective gear program – CBS Philly


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man is accused of defrauding $ 700,000 from two New York-based companies by falsely promising to sell personal protective equipment. New Jersey Acting Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on Wednesday that Gauravjit Singh was charged with wire fraud.

Singh reportedly made deals with limited companies through his company, Mask Medical LLC, and received about $ 7.125 million for 1.5 million medical gowns, according to a criminal complaint.

Singh said he had ties to a Chinese factory that made medical gowns, according to court documents. As part of the scam, Singh sent photos and videos intended to show factory workers preparing the dresses for shipment and offered an apology for the shipment.

Singh received about $ 712,500 from the victims of the scheme, but he did not deliver the personal protective equipment, according to the complaint.

“Instead of buying and delivering medical gowns, Singh used the funds for personal expenses,” an FBI special agent wrote in an affidavit.

Singh spent the funds on personal expenses, including about $ 5,100 for a vehicle, $ 1,700 for a Thai restaurant in Florida and about $ 1,300 for travel, according to a criminal complaint.

A defense lawyer could not be reached immediately Thursday evening.

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