Ontario woman accused of defrauding Filipinos of more than $200K
A woman in Oshawa, Ontario was arrested for allegedly defrauding members of the local Filipino community of more than $200,000.
Durham Regional Police on Thursday, Oct. 18 arrested Maria Doble, 28, and charged her with fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and possession of a counterfeit trademark.
Police alleged that Doble posed as an agent of the fictional Government Express Entry Compensation Program. She allegedly convinced her targets that she could provide them with grants and make their family members immigrate quickly to Canada from the Philippines, according to a report in the Toronto Sun.
Victims were contacted through email and text messages and told to drop off money to mailboxes and addresses.
Police say there may be other victims who have not come forward and are urging anyone with information to call 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5232.