Pointing the finger: CRA to collect fingerprints of accused tax evaders

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In a bid to deter tax evaders, the Canada Revenue Agency has quietly started to use police to collect the fingerprints of anyone accused of tax evasion without regard to whether or not they have been convicted of the charges.

The Agency, which made no announcement of the policy that went into effect a few months ago, goes on to upload the fingerprints to the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database, which is not only accessible by all Canadian police officers, but also by some foreign law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its border protection officers.

Read more at Financial Post

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.