Hamilton (February 19, 2020) – The Hamilton police arrested an alleged fraudster couple who tried to pay their stay at a local Sheraton Hotel with a stolen credit card on February 13. After the police were called to the hotel to investigate the suspected fraud, they took the couple into custody and seized multiple credit cards, driver licenses, passports, random pieces of identification, business cheques, and computer equipment, which did not seem to belong to the couple. They have been charged with Fraud Under $5,000 and Utter Forged Documents.
Sheraton hotel arrest
A hotel stay became the downfall of an ‘experienced fraudster couple’ according to a Hamilton police press release. The Hamilton duo tried to pay for their hotel accommodations at a local Sheraton hotel with a stolen credit card.
The Hamilton police were called to a Sheraton Hotel on the morning of February 13 to investigate suspected fraud. They arrested a Hamilton man (48) and a Hamilton woman (38) after they determined that the credit card presented by the couple in order to pay for their room did not belong to either of them.
HPS investigated a couple for fraudulently obtaining accommodations at a local hotel. Once inside the hotel room police observed finical documents, bank cards & numerous pieces of I.D. not belonging to the couple. Both will be in court tomorrow. #HamOnt https://t.co/3hlUWBVnnR— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) February 13, 2020
Numerous fraudulent identification documents seized
Inside the hotel room, the authorities found numerous identification and financial documents as well as bank cards, all of which did not belong to the suspected fraudsters. The police seized credit cards, driver licenses, passports, random pieces of identification, business cheques, and computer equipment, which will be further investigated.
The Hamilton duo has been charged with Fraud Under $5,000 and Utter Forged Documents. As a result of the ongoing investigation into the seized material, the police anticipated that further charges will be laid. Both are scheduled to appear in court in March to answer charges.
Anyone who has any information that could assist police with the investigation into this crime is asked to contact Detective Dave Wide by calling 905-546-4639. Anyone who wishes to provide information anonymously is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or to submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.
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.