Waterloo (April 29, 2020) – Waterloo police uncovered a ‘significant identity fraud lab’ in Cambridge on April 23. The authorities executed a search warrant at a Cambridge business and seized various credit cards, bogus identification, and electronic devices. Subsequently, a 28-year-old Cambridge man was arrested and charged. The investigation is still ongoing.
The Waterloo police dismantled a ‘significant identity fraud lab’ in Cambridge, according to a press release of April 27. Subsequently, a Cambridge man was arrested and is facing multiple forgery and identity fraud related charges.
Identity fraud lab busted
After a two month investigation, the Waterloo Police Fraud Branch, Intelligence Services and Cybercrime Unit executed a search warrant at a Cambridge business located on Franklin Boulevard. They uncovered an identity fraud lab which was described as ‘significant’ by the police.
As a result of the search, they seized an embosser, computers, fraudulently created identification, credit cards, and stolen mail. Additionally, the police seized drugs, which turned out to be methamphetamine and fentanyl.
28-year-old Cambridge man arrested
On April 23, the police arrested a 28-year-old Cambridge man in connection with the busted identity fraud lab. The police did not release the name of the accused.
He has been charged with Fraud Over $5000, Identity Theft, Trafficking in Identity Information, Identity Fraud, Illegal Trafficking and Possession of Government Documents, Trafficking and Possession of Stolen Credit Cards and Data, Unauthorized Use of a Computer, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The police advised that the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterloo police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8374 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.
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.