Non-Indigenous woman to be sentenced for defrauding NTI for Inuit scholarship fund


A non-Indigenous woman who pled guilty to defrauding Inuit organizations of over $158K for her daughters’ education is expected to be sentenced tomorrow at the Nunavut Court of Justice. In 2016, Karima Manji fraudulently obtained Inuit enrolment status for her daughters with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc, enabling them to obtain $158K in scholarships toward their education at Queen’s University. The Kingston Whig reports that Manji’s daughters were also charged with fraud, but the Crown withdrew those charges when Manji pleaded guilty. Justice Mia Manocchio has reportedly revoked Manji’s bail and intends to sentence her on Thursday.

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