Balita Pinoy reports that two Filipinas, Ressie (Reyes) Macaraeg and Gladys Canal, were arrested and charged this week in connection with ‘complaints made against them’ following a protracted investigation into immigration related crimes and fraud.
The pair been bailed and are due to appear at West London Magistrates Court on the 9th November where committal proceedings will begin.
On line news service Balita Pinoy broke the story and has previously covered the investigation.
Balita Pinoy reports that on 25 October 2012, Ressie Macaraeg (17.03.1971) of West Cromwell Road, Kensington and Chelsea, SW5 was charged with: conspiracy to commit fraud by false misrepresentation contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, transferring criminal property contrary to Section 327(1)D and 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and acquiring or having in your possession criminal property, contrary to Section 329(1) and 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
On 26 October 2012, Gladys Canal (09.08.1969) of Coleridge Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire was charged with: conspiracy to commit fraud by false misrepresentation contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, transferring criminal property contrary to Section 327(1)D and 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Cynthia Barker of Immigration Advisers Bison Management UK advises migrants not to use rip off bogus immigration advisers and ‘fixers’ who promise the earth but deliver nothing.
“I have met so many desperate migrants who have been conned by crooks who promise them work permits or indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
“Sometimes they are charged as much as £5,000 by these heartless people who prey on vulnerable migrants, many of whom have overstayed their visas or come to the end of a student visa and need a work permit to stay in the UK.”
Cynthia adds that there is always hope and you should “Seek advice from a qualified OISC registered immigration adviser and never give up!”
“Some students have gained UK residence by taking advantage of human rights ‘Article 8 right to a family life’ laws after entering into relationships or having children with a settled person.
“We have helped migrants and students even after they had overstayed, been refused, deported or committed a crime such as bigamy.”
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