The 30-year-old Calgary woman who is currently facing 12 charges relating to fraud and identity theft has been brought to Halifax to face trial.
Digby, N.S. RCMP received a complaint in November 2016 that a business owner’s email had been hacked. Through the hack, the suspect allegedly intercepted an email payment of nearly $52,000 for a large piece of equipment.
Nova Scotia RCMP’s Commercial Crime Section laid 12 charges against the woman who received the funds, including:
- Fraud over $5,000
- Theft or forgery of credit card
- Fraudulent possession, use or trafficking in credit card data
- Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime
- Two counts of trafficking in property obtained by crime
- Identity theft
- Identity fraud
- Launder proceeds of crime
- Two counts of breach of recognizance
“These are serious charges,” said RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke. “It is multi-jurisdictional and we need to be able to ensure that she appears for court in out province where we have jurisdiction.”
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