Terrace RCMP arrest man for making multiple purchases on stolen cards

Police located him after responding to suspicious activity in Thornhill backyards

A man is facing fraud and breach charges after more than two dozen purchases were made using stolen debit and credit cards.

On Sept. 19 at approximately 9 a.m., Terrace RCMP responded to a report of an attempted credit card fraud at a business on Hwy 16.

The 38-year-old man, who had conditions not to be in the store, attempted to tap the credit card but it was declined and flagged as stolen.

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Police had been investigating the same man for various fraudulent purchases related to credit and debit cards stolen from a vehicle the day before.

It wasn’t until 8:20 p.m. that day when police responded to a report of a suspicious person rummaging through backyards and checking sheds in Thornhill, where they located the suspect nearby.

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The man was held in custody until Sept. 24. He faces three counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and one count of Failure to Comply with a Probation Order.

If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca.



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