Fraudulent letter, mortgage scheme lead to dismissal

Evidence of employee's involvement circumstantial: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/26/2015

Canada Post employee Aleem Mustapha was fired for his alleged participation in mortgage fraud. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers filed a grievance on his behalf, arguing for his reinstatement. According to the union, Mustapha was the victim of a scam.

Primrag Chansingh and Frank Wong were charged with mortgage fraud involving more than 100 mortgages, one of which was on Mustapha’s home. The income verification letter submitted in order to obtain the fraudulent mortgage was forged on Canada Post letterhead. The document wrongfully described Mustapha’s position and income with Canada Post and featured the forged signature of Mustapha’s supervisor.

Police informed Canada Post of the forged letter and the employer investigated Mustapha’s possible involvement in the scheme.