Visa fraud gang busted in Dhaka

Umme Fatema Rosie (35), a Bangladeshi ex-pat living in Australia, is accused of luring Bangladeshis to move to Australia at a lower rate. She reportedly established liaison with many families and embezzled large sums of money.

MABM Khairul Islam (47), a Supreme Court lawyer, gave Tk75 38,000 to Rosie to process his Australian migration visa. He filed a lawsuit against the woman after being deceived.

CID Additional DIIG Imam Hossain, CID Additional DIG, said she had embezzled millions of dollars by creating forged documents for the "Relative Sponsor Migration subclass (855) permanent residency" type visa.

While investigating the case, two members of Rosie’s gang were arrested by the CID in Dhaka. Md Simun Islam (26), and Ashfaquzzaman Khundaker (26) were arrested.

Rosie, however, who is originally from Jhalakathi, is currently in Australia. Rosie will be brought back to Australia by the CID, according to the CID.

CID officials also stated that Rosie might occasionally visit the country to entrap wealthy people by offering to travel to Australia on relative visas. For spouses, she offered Tk23 lakh and for singles, Tk18 lakh.

Rosie falsely claims that she is the Australian immigration consular General to her clients. To establish credibility, she then showed a photo of herself receiving an award from Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister.

She claims that she is in good standing with Alex Hawke, the Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Minister for Australia. "This was how the victims believed her story and Rosie began taking money by talking to them about paperwork and visa process in multiple steps," Imam Hossain explained.

He said, "We are hopeful that she will return to the country soon."

Seven people have been identified as Rosie's victims by law enforcement so far.

Two of the arrestees were taken from their home and seized a computer that was being used to process fake visas. They also received seven fake Australian visa grant notices. Five free-treatment health cards were also seized. Six Australian airline tickets were also seized.


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