A stolen purse leads to fraud charges in connected investigation

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In a news release provided by the Guelph Police Service, on Nov. 18, a Guelph woman had her purse stolen from a downtown church while she was at an event for the day.

Later that afternoon, numerous charges were racked up on two banking cards found within the purse. The next day on Nov. 19, a 20-year-old Guelph male was apprehended for domestic-related charges and was in custody when an investigation revealed that he was the person responsible for the fraud of well.

He was further charged on Nov. 20 with seven counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, two counts of possession of stolen credit card and breach of probation. He continues to be held in custody and is scheduled to appear in bail court.

Read the full story over at Guelph Today.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.