Fort McMurray woman pleads guilty for acting as authorized immigration consultant.




Charie Santos, a Fort McMurray woman pleaded guilty today to immigration fraud and acting as an authorized immigration consultant.

The 44-year-old entered a guilty plea in Fort McMurray provincial court.She faces a fine of up to $100,000 and not more than two years imprisonment.

In January news release, the Canadian Border Services Agency said the charge Santos pleaded guilty to involves permanent residence applications and labour market impact assessments, a document businesses may need to prove they have to hire foreign workers to fill vacancies.

The CBSA said 11 people and nine business owners “were affected by her consulting services” between June 2011 and January 2014.