Investigators from the Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a woman in relation to an advanced-fee airline ticket scam.
Police say between 2018 and 2019, the woman, who purported to be an Air Canada employee, offered cheap airline tickets for sale on Kijiji.
The woman also communicated with her victims via WhatsApp, without ever meeting with them in person, according to police.
Police say victims purchased airline tickets from the woman and made payments to her for the tickets. However, upon arriving at the airport on the day of their flights, the victims discovered that their tickets had been cancelled.
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On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Amarjeet Kaur Saini, a 41-year-old woman from Brampton, was arrested and charged with defraud the public, according to police.
Police say she was released with conditions and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.
To date, $35,465.70 has been the total amount of money that has been defrauded, according to police.
Investigators believe that there may be more victims.
Peel Regional Police is dedicated to the protection of individuals and groups in our community. In many Fraud related cases, people in vulnerable situations are coerced, manipulated, and taken advantage of for the profit of the fraudster.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators from the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3335.
Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.