A Mississauga woman. Sakia Mojadiddi, has been charged with fraud by peel police in connection with an immigration scam that targeted victims from the middle east hoping to bring family members to Canada.
Sakia Mojadiddi, 61, was initially charged in August after several complaints were filed by victims who paid money to the Afghan Refugee Relief, an organization the accused began and led.
Investigators allege the woman didn’t process the promised paperwork with the Canada Border Services Agency and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and didn’t return the money. Police said the woman isn’t authorized to file such paperwork.
The victims have lost about $40,000 altogether, police said.
Sakia Mojadiddi faces three counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of possession of proceeds obtained by crime.
Investigators said they’re concerned there may be other victims, and are asking anyone with information to contact police.
Read the full story over at the Toronto Star.