Non-Indigenous woman faces up to two years in custody in Inuit identity fraud case

The Canadian Press A Toronto woman who pleaded guilty to a case of Inuit identity fraud could face up to two years in jail. Karima Manji previously pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 after her twin daughters used Inuit status to receive benefits from two organizations. Charges against the daughters, who are not Inuit, were dropped after Manji pleaded guilty. The Crown is asking for a sentence of between 18 months and two years in custody, while the defence is arguing for a shorter sentence of nine to 12 months. During a sentencing hearing in Iqaluit, a judge told the court a period of incarceration is required in this case. The judge is expected to give her decision on Thursday morning. This report by The Canadian Press…

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