Immigration employees accused of fraud

Two employees at the Department of Immigration were accused of fraud after they allegedly gave a man seeking permanent residency forged documents.

Dexter Frazier, 46, of Constitution Drive, and Khaliah Brown, 39, of Seabreeze Boulevard, are accused of taking $2,600 from Raymond Bubel to approve his application.

Additionally, prosecutors say Brown forged a Department of Immigration naturalization letter and an approval letter.

According to the prosecution, Frazier gave those documents to Bubel, 75.

Frazier and Brown face charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses and fraud by false pretenses regarding the money allegedly received from Bubel.

Brown is charged with two counts of forgery regarding the letters she allegedly prepared.

Frazier is charged with possession of those forged documents and giving them to Bubel.

They denied all charges at their arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt. They denied the charges at their arraignment and return to court on November 5.

They were each released on $9,900 bail at an emergency bail hearing.

Attorneys Hope Strachan, Devard Francis and Roberto Reckley appeared for the accused.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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