Surrey, BC – In October 2018 the Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team (PCTT) and Economic Crime Unit (ECU) began an investigation into mail theft and fraud associated to a residence in the 6100 block of 175A Street in Surrey.
On November 9th PCTT and ECU executed a search warrant at the residence and uncovered what is believed to be a sophisticated operation. During the investigation at the residence investigators located and seized high powered computers, embossers, laminators, and other equipment associated to the manufacturing of fraudulent credit cards. They also seized a significant quantity of keys, locks, key cutters, and a large quantity of stolen mail.
Two men and one woman have been arrested in conjunction with this investigation however, charges have not yet been laid as the investigation is on-going.
“The impacts of identity theft and fraud go beyond financial complications,” says Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “For victims, there often comes a lot of personal stress. We are pleased that this investigation has effectively shut down this criminal operation which has likely impacted hundreds of people.”
Anyone with more information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca
For more information on protecting yourself from identity theft, please visit the Surrey RCMP’s website.
File # 2018-167655
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