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Woman charged with fraud after taking mortgage money without licence, police say

A 45-year-old Milton woman has been charged with fraud after taking money to arrange a mortgage for a person in Hamilton, Hamilton police said Wednesday.

A Milton woman has been charged with fraud after taking money to arrange a mortgage without a licence: police

Police said a woman took money to arrange a mortgage but is not authorized or licenced to do that. (CBC)

A 45-year-old Milton woman has been charged with fraud after taking money to arrange a mortgage for a person trying to buy a house in Hamilton, Hamilton police said Wednesday. 

"The suspect is not qualified or authorized to provide that service," police said in a news release.

The person filed a police complaint in September, and the woman was arrested last Tuesday, police said. She was charged with one count of fraud under $5,000, was released and is expected to appear in court again next month. 

A woman by the same name had a real estate salesperson licence revoked by the Real Estate Council of Ontario in April 2015. RECO did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Police say to get in touch with their Major Fraud unit if you feel you've been victimized similarly.

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