Friday, August 28, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fraud Arrests – C15-178894
Recently, a group of suspects travelled to Winnipeg, Manitoba from the Montreal, Quebec area for the purpose of committing credit card fraud.  
Between August 25th and 26th, 2015, the group attended to three department stores in the Winnipeg area, making purchases of electronics and gift cards, using forged credit cards. These transactions included the purchase of numerous Ipads, Ipods, pre-paid credit cards and assorted gift cards. 
The total estimated value of the goods and electronics purchased is $29,000.00.
The business involved observed the numerous suspicious purchases and contacted police. Members of the Commercial Crime Unit were notified and entered into an investigation.
On August 26, 2015 at approximately 6:00 p.m., two suspects were located and arrested in the area of the 2000 block of Wellington Avenue.
Steevy BERTHELOT, 18-years-old and Oussama KANSOU, 25-years-old of Montreal, Quebec have been charged with the following due to their alleged involvement:
Fraud Over $5000.00 x 2
Fraud Under $5000.00
Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data x 3
Possession of Credit Card x 5
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00
Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
Both were remanded into custody.


For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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