Alberta man arrested in connection with case of identity fraud

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Winnipeg fraud police have arrested an Alberta man Thursday, in connection with a case of identity fraud that police deem “very concerning.”

Justyn Barry Bourne is facing a string of charges including fraud under $5,000 two counts of possession of an identity document and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

After a report of a young man allegedly using a stolen credit card, Winnipeg police tracked Bourne to a hotel near the James Richardson International Airport. He was accompanied by a woman and officers observed “several suspicious items,” including driver’s licenses and cheques drawn in the names of other people.

According to Constable Tammy Skrabek, one of the most concerning things that was found in the hotel room, was a notebook full of names and credit card numbers. Skrabek added that those items haven’t yet been traced back to their owners.

Police also seized a laptop, laminating papers and tools used to break into places.

Read the full story at the Winnipeg Sun.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.