May Woo Lei was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday on 24 counts of larceny over $250 charges that also stems from allegations that she failed to deliver valid airline tickets to customers who paid her more than $40,000.
The 40-year-old operated Sky Energy Travel Inc. The state attorney general's office says she never filed citizenship applications for 16 victims who paid her nearly $50,000.
Complaints about Woo were forwarded to authorities by the Chinese Progressive Association, a Boston advocacy group.
The woman was released on personal recognizance and ordered not to seek payments for immigration advise.