Winnipeg (March 31, 2020) – Winnipeg police arrested 32-year-old Nelson Amiral Ferreira and charged him with 90 theft and fraud related charges on March 24. Ferreira is accused of being responsible for 42 Winnipeg break-ins and numerous incidents of credit card fraud since December 2019. He stole debit and credit cards, according to the police. It is alleged that he used the stolen cards to make fraudulent purchases. Ferreira was detained in police custody.
Winnipeg police’s Major Crimes Unit arrested Nelson Amiral Ferreira for 42 Winnipeg break-ins and credit card fraud. The 32-year-old man was charged with 90 theft and fraud related charges among others, according to a police press release.
42 Winnipeg break-ins and credit card fraud
Ferreira is accused of committing 42 residential break-ins mostly in downtown Winnipeg between December 20, 2019, and February 29, 2020. In almost all incidents, his victims were home sleeping. ‘During some of the incidents, the accused was scared off by residents while he was inside the home,’ police said in the release.
During the break-ins, he allegedly stole debit and credit cards. The police said that he used the stolen cards to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Winnipeg’s downtown area. He was able to use the stolen cards by utilizing the tap feature of the cards.
90 theft and fraud related charges
On March 24, Winnipeg police’s Major crimes Unit arrested Ferreira. He has been charged with 39 counts of Break and Enter to a Dwelling House, 50 counts of Fraud Under $5,000, 12 counts of Fail to Comply with Conditions, Possess Goods Obtained by Crime, Assault Peace Officer, Disarm Peace Officer, and Resist Arrest.
Ferreira was detained in police custody.
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.