Two Surrey, British Columbia residents allegedly defrauded Vancouver-based national carrier Telus out of 450 iPhone X smartphones totalling $704,250 CAD. According to a November 28th, 2018 civil claim filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Barinder Singh Sidhu and Karan Singh Multani allegedly impersonated employees of Burnaby-based Olympia Transportation during a January 16th, 2018 meeting with Telus employees Katie Bott and Saif Rehman. Sidhu is a former employee of Olympia, a transportation company in British Columbia that’s also a “long-standing and well-established client” of Telus. As a result of its relationship with Olympia, the carrier didn’t request a down payment for the iPhone 8 order. Telus claimed that Sidhu impersonated Baljinder Sandhu, a director of Olympia, “by introducing himself and purporting to be Baljinder Sandhu.” Multani reportedly impersonated Amar Gill, the operations manager at Olympia. The meeting allegedly took place at a warehouse in Surrey that Sidhu and Multani claimed was a new business address of Olympia.
“…Telus representatives were also made aware that Baljinder Sandhu is a woman…” — November 28th court filing