Police in Windsor, Ont., have arrested a Montreal woman who they say was involved in a document fraud ring.
On Tuesday, police were called in after staff at a Money Mart payday-loan outlet reported a fraud in progress.
Police allege the woman had tried to cash a forged government cheque, using several forged identification documents, but fled that location before police arrived.
Sgt. Brett Corey said the woman then went to a second Money Mart with a second set of forged documents. Police made an arrest at that location.
Forged citizenship documents
Corey said two suspected male accomplices had fled a motel on Howard Avenue but a search uncovered a counterfeit document manufacturing operation, including equipment for making fake photo ID and cheques.
Officers also seized numerous counterfeit social insurance number cards, stolen Government of Canada cheques and forged citizenship documents.
Godelive Mutamba-Mwembo, 54, of Montreal is in custody, charged with six counts of uttering a forged document and four counts of illegally possessing government documents. She is also facing charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Police are searching for the two unidentified men with the help of the Canada Border Services Agency, the Ontario Provincial Police and Montreal police.