Three Charged with Making Bogus Bus Passes

Winnipeg Transit Bus Pass
A legitimate Winnipeg Transit bus pass for October. (CHRISD.CA)

A six-month investigation by Winnipeg police has shut down a scheme to create forged Winnipeg Transit bus passes.

Transit personnel began seizing the forged bus passes in April, which were being sold out of an Ellice Avenue store at a reduced price.

Police say a genuine Winnipeg Transit bus pass is characterized by an alphanumeric code to designate the month (1 to 12) and an adult full fare bus pass is signified by a letter “F” for full fare and “R” for reduced. The alphanumeric code is in holographic material on the bus pass, with each document containing a unique serial number.

Two men, aged 29 and 56, and a 55-year-old woman — all from Winnipeg — are facing numerous fraud charges.

All three were released on a promise to appear.


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