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Cases of marriage fraud on the rise

The story of Heinz Munz should serve as a warning to other lonely Canadian seniors, according to a veteran immigration and refugee lawyer.

Munz is on the hook for $25,000 in social assistance payments made to his wife, Polina Telyuk. She was a Russian woman Munz met through a website, and she left him the day she was granted permanent residency in Canada.

That means Munz has to pay back social assistance payments made to Telyuk.

Julie Taub is a lawyer and an expert of marriages of convenience. Click on the link below to hear her speak with Dave.

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