Christopher Bear, a Saskatoon man who broke into mailboxes in seven different local apartment buildings and made 34 transactions with stolen credit cards has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Between December 2016 and January 2017, Bear went on a “spree” of breaking into apartment mailboxes and fraudulently using credit cards at gas stations, convenience stores and banks around Saskatoon. He pleaded guilty to 19 counts of fraud and seven break and enters last week.
Bear made 19 transactions valuing $2,200 using a credit card that had gone missing from an apartment building mailbox.
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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.