An Ohio man was recently indicted on multiple charges related to a complex cargo theft scheme.
Gurtej Singh, aka Gary Bhullar, was indicted by a grand jury in Ohio on May 18, 2023, on one count of conspiracy to steal from interstate shipments, two counts of stealing from an interstate shipment, and one count of making a false statement, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation – Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG).
Singh owned trucking company Bhullar Transport Group LLC and was a manager at Cargo Solution Express, Inc.
Authorities say that Singh conspired with other owner-operators to steal goods from interstate shipments that were supposed to be delivered to retailers Amazon and Bath & Body Works.
“Singh directed CSE drivers to stop at the CSE warehouse in Columbus, Ohio, so employees could steal cargo from their trucks. The employees accessed the trailers by removing locking mechanisms on the trailer doors, making it appear as though the trailer doors were never opened during transport,” DOT-OIG stated.
Singh is also accused of submitting a fraudulent application for motor authority to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The case was investigated by the Columbus Police Department and DOT-OIG.