After five years of searching for a Barrie fraudster, police finally caught up with him after the man deboarded a plane in Toronto from Vancouver.
The suspect, who was 18 at the time, had a Canada-wide warrant out for his arrest after his connection to a credit card scam. The man allegedly purchased gift cards online using five different credit cards in the names of American citizens.
The man was charged as a youth with using credit card data, possession of property obtained by crime and fraud under $5,000.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.