7 Toronto-area women arrested in marriage fraud scheme

Image of a bride. (SHUTTERSTOCK

Image of a bride. (SHUTTERSTOCK

IAN ROBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:17 PM ET

TORONTO - Canadian border officials say seven Toronto-area women have been arrested for allegedly arranging fraudulent marriages between Canadians and Chinese foreign nationals.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) said in a release Friday the women were arrested following a four-year investigation. They allege the women “arranged for Canadian citizens to marry and sponsor Chinese foreign nationals by recruiting sponsors, arranging weddings and completing all applications and supporting documentation.”

The agency said fees ranged from $30,000 to $35,000 per person.


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