A pair of women face numerous charges in over a dozen fraud-related incidents that occurred in Winnipeg since April.
On Friday at just before 10 a.m., police attended a hotel in the 300 block of York Avenue in search of two suspects. Police said officers located the suspects in a common area of the hotel and as they attempted to place them under arrest, one suspect became confrontational and kicked an officer several times. Both were taken into custody.
The officer was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.
Following an investigation by members of the Major Crimes Unit, both suspects were charged with numerous theft, fraud and break and enter related offences for their roles in over a dozen incidents that occurred in Winnipeg from April until December. These offences include breaking into mailboxes, cashing fraudulent cheques, fraudulently using credit/debits cards and presenting forged letters/identification.
Cheyenne Leigh Bruce, 31, has been charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting a police officer along with counts of identity theft, forgery, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, fraud under $5,000, using a forged document and break enter and commit. Helena Peters, 24, has been charged with five counts of break enter and commit, 13 of fraud under $5,000 along with identity fraud and identity theft and other related charges.
Both Bruce and Peters were detained in custody.
Read the full story over at the Winnipeg Sun.