Potential fraud plan thwarted by Hope RCMP

Credit card fraud can put lives in a 'tail spin' says Hope RCMP

Police have charged a suspect in a series of fraudulent crimes in Hope.

Hope RCMP received a report of a theft of a wallet from a vehicle near Sequoia Creek Road on Sept. 9. There were no suspects or witnesses to the theft. The victim provided information of two fraudulent credit card purchases, one of which was at the Silver Chalice Liqour Store.

A diligent employee provided information leading police to believe the suspect was associated to a U-Haul rental vehicle.

Hope RCMP located the vehicle, and found it had been rented fraudulently using a false identification.

The vehicle was seized by police and examined by the Integrated Forensic Identification Services. Through the forensic examination and an exhaustive investigation by the Hope RCMP, a suspect was identified. A search warrant was conducted on the suspect’s residence and police located various items believed to be stolen.

Among the items were hundreds of credit cards and other personal information.

“Identity and credit card frauds are crimes that can put peoples’ lives in a tail spin,” said Staff Sergent Suki Manj.  “The tenacious work by the members of the Hope RCMP on this investigation has likely saved many citizens from further victimization.”

Curtis Macintosh, 29, has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5000 and currently remains in custody.

 

Just Posted

Reports of rashes prompt pool closures at Harrison Hot Springs

Public pool available after all five mineral pools closed until further notice

Chilliwack’s Chief Ernie Crey a firm pipeline supporter

Crey lauds NEB focus on marine safety in his role representing Indigenous oversight committee

Measles case confirmed within Fraser Health region

One case within Fraser Health is related to the outbreak in three Vancouver schools.

Harrison Festival to share the culture behind the music

Festival director Andy Hillhouse will be talking about nationalism in music, starting March 1

Risk of ‘deadly avalanches’ leads to warning for B.C.’s south coast

Weak layer of snow on Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland could trigger an avalanche

VIDEO: Wheelchairs teach Agassiz students acceptance through sport

Teacher Donna Gallamore brought wheelchairs to the Kent Elementary for learning and fun

Twilight Drive-In announces open season start date

Opening weekend will showcase a double feature with Aquaman at 7:15 p.m. and Glass at 9:50 p.m.

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

It’s A high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops the global problem

B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

VIDEO: Giants earn 40th victory in a 4-0 triumph over Victoria

G-Men move within a point of clinching the B.C. division banner at Friday’s at-home game in Langley

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Man sentenced to 7 years for smuggling drugs and shooting at border guards in Sumas

Nathan Hall was arrested in Abbotsford in 2013 after day-long manhunt

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

Most Read