A 30-year-old Calgary woman is set to appear in a Halifax provincial court early next week on charges relating to a $52,000 email theft from a Nova Scotia business.
The RCMP’s commercial crime unit laid the charges following a business owner’s complaint that the firm’s email account had been hacked and a $52,000 payment for a large piece of equipment had been redirected.
Tamiko White, 30, was charged with multiple offences including fraud, credit card forgery, using or trafficking in credit card data, possessing and trafficking in stolen property, identity theft, identity fraud, money laundering and breaching a recognizance.
Following a six-month investigation, White was arrested shortly after officers searched her home on May 19. The investigation team included Halifax Regional Police, Calgary police, Edmonton police and the Alberta RCMP’s federal and serious crime unit.
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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.