Mounties uncover 'large' fraud operation
A man and woman are in police custody after Kamloops Mounties uncovered what they're calling "one of the largest" recent incidents of credit-card fraud in the area.
A 27-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were arrested at a home on Schubert Drive at about 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, after police were tipped off by an alert gas-station employee.
Kamloops RCMP Const. Rose Dunsmore said a clerk at the Petro-Canada on Rogers Way called police after he spotted the pair attempting to use fraudulent credit cards.
Mounties tracked the couple to the Schubert Drive home and the suspects were taken into custody.
Dunsmore said a search of the residence turned up hundreds of pieces of personal identification, numerous typed pages of credit-card information, laptop computers and pieces of equipment used to manufacture fraudulent credit and gift cards.
"I haven't heard of anything over the last couple years where such a large amount of personal information and personal data has been located," she said.
Dunsmore said Mounties expect to recommend charges including fraud, fraudulent use of a credit card, possession of stolen property and identity theft against the pair.