Indo-Canadian in immigration fraud

Published on Oct 06, 2005 02:50 PM IST

The police have charged 42-year-old Renu Singh with eight counts of fraud and breach of probation.

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PTI | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Toronto

An Indo-Canadian woman living in Mississauga in Ontario province has been arrested in an immigration scam.

The Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau, under which Mississauga city falls, arrested 42-year-old Renu Singh after receiving several complaints from people who were duped by the woman, according to the South Asian Observer newspaper.

The victims said Singh passed herself off as an immigration lawyer and assured of assisting them with their immigration process. She charged fees ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per person.

However, when no work was done on their behalf, the victims became suspicious and threatened to tell the authorities. Singh, in turn, threatened them with deportation.

The police have charged Singh with eight counts of fraud and breach of probation.

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