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People: Immigration Scam and Immigration Canada

people: Peel Regional Police say a woman was charged in late August after several people reported that they paid large sums of money to the Afghan Refugee Relief Organization to help them sponsor family members to come to Canada, according to Metro News. They allege the accused, who said she was the head of the organization, accepted money but never processed the paperwork through the Canada Border Services Agency or Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Police outside of Toronto are looking for more potential victims in an alleged immigration scam targeting people from Afghanistan. They say after the applicants learned the paperwork was never processed, the accused refused to give them the funds back, allegedly defrauding people of about 40,000. Police are asking anyone else who may have been affected to come forward. The accused, a 61-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., was charged with three counts of fraud over 5,000 and possession of proceeds obtained by crime. ( As reported in the news.