Montreal lady accused of travelling to Toronto to fraudulently apply for CERB

Kayla Goodfield,

Revealed Friday, June 12, 2020 12:02PM EDT

Final Up to date Friday, June 12, 2020 12:19PM EDT

A Montreal lady is accused of travelling to Toronto for the only goal of fraudulently opening a number of financial institution accounts to fill with cash from the Canada Emergency Response Profit (CERB).

In keeping with investigators, the 40-year-old lady made the trek from Quebec to Ontario with “the intention to use for CERB,” a monetary help program offeredby the federal authorities to Canadians instantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The girl travelled to Toronto from Montreal for the only goal of fraudulently making CERB functions by opening up numerous financial institution accounts,” members of the Toronto Police Service mentioned in a news release issued on Friday.

All through the investigation, officers mentioned they seized “counterfeit identification from the girl.”

A lady, recognized by police as Karina Riel, was arrested in reference to the investigation on Thursday. She is now going through 4 prison expenses, together with fraud underneath $5,000 and impersonation.

Anybody with additional info relating to this investigation, which police mentioned is “at the moment ongoing,” is requested to contact officers at 416-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).

“The Toronto Police Service are reminding the general public and monetary establishments to be vigilant always, and to report all suspected fraudulent account openings to police,” officers additionally said within the information launch.