Brampton Man Arrested for Immigration Fraud
The Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a 55-year-old man from Brampton in relation to immigration services frauds.
Between November 2016 and February 2019, several victims paid money to a registered immigration consultant who agreed to file immigration applications on behalf of themselves and/or family members residing out of the country. Victims were encouraged to pay in cash. The victims learned that no work was ever completed and the consultant ceased all communication with them.
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Artem Djukic was arrested and charged with Defraud the Public. He was later released with conditions and he will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton on February 24, 2020.
To date, the total amount defrauded stands at approximately $95,000.
Investigators believe that there may be more victims. The accused worked in the Greater Toronto Area and operated Soko Immigration and Consulting Services at 5660 McAdam Road in Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police are 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 with 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), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.