Published October 4, 2012 | 2:21 pm
Toronto: Shanmugarajani Thangarajah of Markham has been charged by the Toronto Police during an ongoing mortgage fraud investigation involving East Indian community.
It is alleged that the accused used the victim’s identification to create and register a fraudulent shell company to mislead a financial institution to approve a fraudulent mortgage application.The accused used various aliases: Rajani Thangarajah, Meenu Gobinath and Meenu Gobi and the victims were vulnerable women of the East Indian community.
A portion of the funds that were approved through the fraudulent credit application were taken by the accused and the accused would further instruct the victims to redirect funds to various bank accounts.
The accused Shanmugarajani Thangarajah, 46, of Markham,was arrested and charged with: 1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence 2. Possession Property Obtained by Crime 3. Uttering Forged Document 4. Attempt Fraud Over 5. Fraud Over 6. Personation with Intent 7. Laundering Proceeds of Crime
She was scheduled to appear in court at College Park Court on Thursday.Police believe there may be more victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−4107, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com.