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.
Read the full story over at CBC.
This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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