Four Charged Following “Credit Card Fraud in Progress” Complaint in Leduc

Leduc, Alberta – RCMP have charged four individuals with a total of 91 offences following a complaint at a local hotel.

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On August 11, Edmonton International Airport RCMP were called to a report of a credit card fraud in progress at an airport hotel. Officers attended and arrested four people involved in the offence. A subsequent search of the suspects’ vehicles resulted in seizure of stolen credit cards, identifications, computers and mail.

“Property has been recovered from thefts in Sylvan Lake, Stettler, Red Deer and Camrose,” says Constable Drew Burchett, Edmonton International Airport Detachment. “We are pleased to be able to bring some closure to those investigations.”

  • Charged with 70 counts of theft and property offences is Chance MURANAKA, 44 of Sylvan Lake.
  • Charged with 14 counts of theft, property and drug offences is Travis MURANAKA, 40 of Sylvan Lake.
  • Charged with 7 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime is Melissa BOWIE, 27 of Sylvan Lake.

Travis and Chance MURANAKA have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to make their next court appearance on September 14, 2017. BOWIE was released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear on September 14, 2017 in Leduc Provincial Court. A fourth person was released without charges.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the Edmonton International Airport detachment at 780-980-7200. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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