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Police Arrest Montreal Couple Suspected of Selling Fake Certificates To Orderlies

They own a vocational training and placement centre in the city, police say.

Police Arrest Montreal Couple Suspected of Selling Fake Orderly Certificates

The Service de police de la Ville de Montreal's economic crimes unit arrested a Montreal couple suspected of manufacturing and selling false training certificates for patient attendants, according to a notice on the police website.

The couple, who police say are the owners of a vocational training and placement centre in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough, appeared at the Montreal courthouse today.

Youssef Bencheikh, 56, and his wife, Sabri Nissirine, 42, are co-owners of the Centre Accès-Emploi de formation professionnelle et de placement, located on boul. Saint-Michel.

According to police, an investigation revealed that the pair were manufacturing and selling false certificates attesting to 750 hours of training, at a cost of $800 per certificate. Both suspects are now facing charges of fraud and the fabrication of false documents.

The SPVM said that help from the public led to the launch of a police investigation into the fraud case.

Anyone with information about criminal activity of the same nature can contact Info-Crime Montréal anonymously at 514-393-1133 or via the report form available on infocrimemontreal.ca.