Woman pleads guilty for role in Inuit identity fraud case involving daughters

Karima Manji has pleaded guilty in an Inuit identity fraud case that was first reported on in March 2023. An agreed statement of facts entered into court says that Manji completed enrolment forms in 2016 that stated that her daughters, Nadya and Amira, were Inuit children adopted from an Iqaluit woman. Both applications were approved and enrolment cards were issued for Manji’s daughters, who reportedly were unaware that they were fraudulent. At a court hearing in Iqaluit, Manji pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5K; the charges against Nadya and Amira have been dropped. Nunavut Tunngavik stated that it will seek to recoup the over-$158K that was provided by the Kakivak Association to the sisters for their education-related expenses.

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