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Vancouver Men Charged in Phoney Card Scam

May 15, 2015 2:18 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestFour Vancouver men are facing charges after allegedly forging payment cards to rip off a number of local retailers.

Two men tried to purchase gift cards using a forged credit card on May 11 in the area of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard. An alert employee caught on to the scam and contacted police after noticing the numbers on the card and receipt didn’t match.

The suspects were later able to successfully purchase a number of gift cards from a store in the area of Bishop Grandin Boulevard and St. Mary’s Road.

On Thursday, police caught up to a vehicle associated to the suspects and made arrests in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway. Police seized a large number of forged payment cards before executing a search warrant in the 400 block of Century Street. Additional cards were also located at that location.

The four suspects face numerous charges and remain in custody. Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6231 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).