Police west of Toronto say a husband and wife duo has been charged with fraud after the man allegedly posed as a spiritual healer and accepted money for his services. She allegedly used her position as a case worker for Peel Region’s Ontario Works Assistance Program to introduce clients to her husband, the “spiritual healer”.
Police also allege the woman manipulated clients into applying for benefits that they didn’t apply for. They allege she would then take some of the money for herself. They say she also awarded her husband benefits for which he didn’t qualify. Investigators say 50-year-old Sandra Samaroo’s fraud totalled about $50,000. They say her husband, Mootilal Ramphal, 57, defrauded people of about $5,000.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.