Burnaby vehicle mechanic posed as UBC dental university student to get $350K line of credit rating: Crown

Burnaby vehicle mechanic posed as UBC dental university student to get 0K line of credit rating: Crown

Alberto Cuellar Ojeda, 30, presented the Royal Lender of Canada with a forged letter from UBC so he could get obtain to a $350,000 line of credit rating obtainable to clinical and dental pupils, according to details presented in the course of his sentencing listening to Wednesday.

A Burnaby auto mechanic who pretended to be a UBC dentistry university student to safe a $350,000 college student line of credit rating has been handed an 8-thirty day period conditional sentence with dwelling arrest and an get to pay back virtually $30,000.

On Nov. 6, 2019, Alberto Cuellar Ojeda, 30, walked into a Royal Financial institution in Burnaby and used for a $350,000 student line of credit obtainable to college students in health care and dental university.

To support his application, he offered what appeared like a letter from an affiliate vice-president at UBC declaring he was enrolled in the doctorate dental medication system.

“This letter was a cast doc. Mr. Cuellar Ojeda was not and never experienced been enrolled in that application,” Crown prosecutor Christina Galbraith instructed a Vancouver provincial courtroom decide in the course of Cuellar Ojeda’s sentencing hearing Wednesday.

However, Galbraith explained Cuellar Ojeda obtained the line of credit and withdrew $30,000 in between Nov. 28, 2019 and Feb. 3, 2020.  

It took virtually 3 several years for the law to catch up with him, but Cuellar Ojeda was billed in August 2023 with a single count of fraud and one particular depend of working with a cast doc.

He pleaded guilty Wednesday to utilizing the cast letter. The fraud demand was stayed.

In a joint sentencing submission, Galbraith and defence attorney Joel Whysall called for an 8-thirty day period conditional sentence with residence arrest, 10 hours of community get the job done and an order to spend RBC again $29,167.09.

(Some of the revenue had now been repaid.)

B.C. provincial courtroom Judge Nancy Adams imposed the proposed sentence.

She explained solid files are “constantly distasteful” and Cuellar Ojeda experienced paid back only a portion of the dollars he withdrew.

“You should not get the reward of that revenue from the forged letter that you passed,” Adams claimed.

As points in his favour, nonetheless, Adams noted Cuellar Ojeda had no criminal document, he had pleaded responsible and he was having responsibility for his steps.

Cuellar Ojeda was born in lifted in Mexico but became a long term resident of Canada in 2019, according to Whysall.

His criminal conviction will make him inadmissible to Canada, Whysall reported, and he will have to utilize to stay on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

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