A Milton woman has been charged with fraud after taking money in exchange for helping arrange a mortgage for a person trying to buy a house in Hamilton, Hamilton police said on Wednesday.
According to police the 45-year-old suspect is not qualified or authorized to provide anything near that service. The person filed a police complaint in September, and the woman was arrested last Tuesday. She was charged with one count of fraud under $5,000.
A woman by the same name had a real estate salesperson licence revoked by the Real Estate Council of Ontario in April 2015. RECO did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
She was released and is expected to appear in court again next month.
Police say to get in touch with their Major Fraud unit if you feel you’ve been victimized similarly.
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This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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.