Two people accused of fraudulent use of a Canadian passport

From: Canada Border Services Agency

March 25, 2019 Montréal, Quebec Canada Border Services Agency

Two people were summoned to appear today at the Granby courthouse after being charged on February 12, 2019, with offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).

Saliou Diallo of Montréal is facing four charges, and Madina Barry of Montréal is facing two charges. According to a Canada Border Services Agency investigation, between December 1, 2016 and February 16, 2018, at the Saint-Armand/Philipsburg border crossing, Mr. Diallo is alleged to have knowingly aided or abetted or attempted to aid or abet a person in misrepresenting a material fact, namely that person’s identification.

According to the investigation, the two accused were also allegedly using a document that establishes or purports to establish another person’s identity, namely Mr. Barry’s passport.

Fraudulent use of a Canadian identity document is a serious offence. Any offender is subject to penalties up to and including imprisonment.

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