22 Aug 2013

Pair accused of de-frauding immigrants wanted

4:33 pm on 22 August 2013

Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a couple accused of defrauding vulnerable migrants of over $50,000.

Ashneel Nand and Sunita Devi, who face a combined 50 charges, failed to turn up to the Manukau District Court on Thursday.

The Immigration Advisers Authority says Mr Nand faces 42 charges that include telling people he was a licensed immigration advisor when he wasn't and taking a fee for immigration advice.

Ms Devi faces eight charges.

The authority says the charges stem from the couple's involvement with three South Auckland companies - Universal Immigration Services, Global Immigration Consultants and NZ Visa and Employment Ltd.