Man and woman arrested in connection with various Walmart fraud

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A man and woman have been arrested after a series of alleged fraudulent incidents at Walmart stores in Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga.

Halton Regional Police claim stolen items from one Walmart were being returned at another store in exchange for gift cards, which were then used to purchase prepaid credit cards.

On Monday, police stopped a vehicle and arrested the suspect after finding more than $2,500 worth of pre-paid MasterCards and Visa cards, several other gift cards and clothing in his car.

A female passenger was also arrested after she was found in possession of pre-paid credit cards.

Matthew Ticknor, 33, of Burlington is charged with four counts of fraud under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

Tara Lee Marchesin, 45, of Oakville is charged with possession of property obtained by crime and was released on a promise to appear.

Read the full story over at Global News.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.