NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) -- Prosecutors say a New York City woman posed as a lawyer and made phony promises to get green cards for Mexican immigrants.
Teresa Nora Martinez is being held on $5,000 bond after her arraignment Monday on scheming to defraud and other charges. Her lawyer's name wasn't immediately available, and no telephone number can be found for her home.
The Manhattan district attorney's office says the 39-year-old Martinez took $12,000 from three Mexican immigrants. Prosecutors say she told two she was an immigration lawyer and told the third she worked with lawyers.
Prosecutors say the immigrants eventually discovered she didn't have a law license and demanded she give their money back, but she refused.