Ottawa man charged for Obtaining employment by false pretence and Personating a dentist
(Ottawa) — In May 2017, the Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit received a complaint about a man who had applied to write the National Dental Examining Board of Canada exams with falsified credentials. In order to write the exam, applicants must have a degree from an accredited dental school.
The investigation revealed that the man had been able to access the University credentials of a real dentist and changed the name on those credentials into his own. Further investigation would reveal that the man was working in different capacities at two different dental clinics in Ottawa and also openly portraying himself as a dentist online.
As a result, Omar ANWAR, 29 years old, of Ottawa is charged with:
* 3 counts of Uttering a forged document;
* 2 count of Obtaining employment by false pretence;
* 1 count of Personating a dentist; and
* 1 count of Possessing the identity documents of another.
He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
Organized Fraud investigators would like to hear from anyone who believes they received dental care from Mr. ANWAR.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5292.