04/10/2015 01:43 EDT | Updated 06/11/2015 06:59 EDT

Toronto man faces 88 immigration and criminal charges after border agency probe

TORONTO - The Canada Border Services Agency says it has laid 88 charges against a Toronto man for misrepresentation and forgery.

The border agency alleges Nageshwar Rao Yendamuri submitted multiple immigration applications on behalf of religious workers for temporary resident visas and visitor extensions that were supported by forged employment verification letters.

It says Yendamuri works as a consultant with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

The CBSA says he is facing 44 charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for counsel misrepresentation and 44 charges under the Criminal Code for forgery and use of forged documents.

The agency says he was arrested on April 2 and is out on $100,000 bail.

The allegations have not been proven in court.