Deliberately providing false information on visa application or petition can be considered as "misrepresentation." It may have serious consequences for any future application/petition for immigration benefit. Please hire a qualified immigration attorney to assist you with your future immigration needs.
Of course it is fraud. You will need to file a waiver
(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.