Dec 16, 2013
Woman jailed for immigration fraud
BRAMPTON — A Chinese national has been sentenced to two years in prison for masterminding an immigration fraud ring in the GTA.
Angela Wang received the jail sentence in Brampton court Dec. 4 after pleading guilty to multiple counts under the the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
According to the Canada Border Services Agency, Wang tried to enter Canada through Pearson International Airport last April 4, arriving on a flight from China. Customs officers referred her for a secondary examination and during the course of the inspection, 11 counterfeit People’s Republic of China passports were discovered in her luggage, court heard.
Subsequent investigation revealed Wang to be one of the main organizers of a criminal enterprise that imported counterfeit passports to help newcomers pass English proficiency testing, the CBSA said.
"This successful investigation demonstrates the CBSA's commitment to upholding the integrity of Canada's immigration system," said Goran Vragovic, regional director general of CBSA Greater Toronto Area Region. "The CBSA works closely with its partners to identify, investigate and prosecute those engaging in immigration fraud to the full extent of the law."