A 27 year old Saskatoon man is facing charges involving credit card fraud, weapons offences and breaches of court order. He is also facing approximately 40 additional charges involving break and enters to mail boxes, credit card fraud, and breaches of court order.
The man was arrested on January 22, 2017. Following an investigation by members of the Break and Enter Unit he will be charged in approximately 7 break and enters to mailboxes in apartment buildings and condominiums over the last six weeks. It is believed the suspect then used stolen credit card statements to commit fraud.
The frauds were carried out in businesses using pre-paid type credit cards where there is no chip or security feature on the card. When the transaction does not work initially, the suspect convinces the business employee to manually enter the credit card information and the sale is completed. The SPS advises business owners and managers to encourage their employees not to accept credit card payment when finding themselves in this situation.
Court Information #s: 35710507, 35708835 & 37710553
Further information on fraud can be found at saskatoonpolice.ca or by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.
Anyone with further information should contact the SPS at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.