Pinoy in Canada charged for collecting illegal fees

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Posted at Dec 01 2017 04:59 PM

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A Filipino accused of collecting illegal fees has appeared at a Canadian court on Monday.

Alfredo "Fred" Arrojado, 66, was charged by Canada’s Border Services agency for three offenses relating to charging consulting fees without a license in Winnipeg.

According to the agency, Arrojado worked with a woman in the Philippines to recruit clients.

A former president of the Philippine Association of Manitoba, Arrojado was formerly licensed to consult up until 2007, when he failed to pay the regulatory body’s membership fees.

Since then, reports say Arrojado received approximately $91,000 in payments from people trying to migrate to Canada, with fees of up to 3,500 dollars per client.

Arrojado is scheduled to appear again in court on January 22, 2018.

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