The RCMP in Halifax has charged five men from Quebec with fraud. The alleged fraudsters had numerous fake identifications, prepaid cards, and evidence to support fraud, identity theft, and possession of stolen property, were found.
On Sept. 22 police received a report from a business in the community Westphal about a man who used fake identification to purchase a vehicle. The vehicle was then reported as stolen.
On Sept. 23, the officers found the stolen car, and conducted a traffic stop. Three men and a woman inside were all arrested. There was several prepaid gift cards within the vehicle.
This series of events led police to search two properties on Victoria Road in Halifax, and a vehicle stop where three more men were arrested.
In total, seven arrests were made. However, a a 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were released without charges.
According to the RCMP, the following men all from Quebec, have each been charged:
- Maxime Carpentier, 20
- Dave Jolivet, 20
- Mouad Ghiate, 25
- Mehdi Alaoui, 21
- Mohamed El-Amin Drider, 26
Police said the investigation is ongoing. This article was originally sourced by Global News.