Hamilton-Niagara Regional Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recently charged a Windsor, Ontario resident with offences related to the Citizenship Act.
On March 14, 2018 the RCMP Hamilton-Niagara Regional Detachment received a request from Canada Immigration and Citizenship to conduct an investigation into the fraudulent use of a Canadian Citizenship card (CCC) by Ian Antinio Whynder. Subsequent investigation revealed that on 2007-11-19 and 2010-11-05 Whynder used the fraudulent CCC to obtain his Ontario Drivers Licence in St. Catherines, Ontario.
As a result of the investigation, Whynder (49 years of age) is charged with:
- Two (2) counts of using an altered Canadian Citizenship card as proof of identification to support his application for an Ontario drivers licence, contrary to the Citizenship Act.
Whynder is set to appear at Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharine's on March 21, 2019.
"The RCMP is committed to protecting Canadian communities by safe guarding the processes whereby Canadians rely on Federal and Provincial government agencies to provide valid identification. These charges show that the RCMP and their partner agencies will not turn a blind eye to these types of offences in the sake of keeping our nation safe" stated Inspector Ann Koenig, Officer in charge of Hamilton Niagara Regional RCMP Detachment.
Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.