Police crack a reported $10,000 credit card fraud - nab suspects in Niagara Falls storage locker.

Crime 100By Staff

September 19, 2014



On Wednesday September 17th 2014, members of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau investigated a reported $10,000 credit card fraud that had occurred at the Arctic Spa’s on Fraser Drive in Burlington. The company deals in hot tubs and high end outdoor and indoor saunas.

The investigation led police to a storage locker in Niagara Falls where three men were arrested for fraud and a quantity of fraudulently obtained merchandise along with counterfeit credit cards were seized.
Police later executed search warrants on two rooms at a Niagara Falls motel and a quantity of gift cards, receipts, laptop and a card reader were among some of the items seized.

The three men arrested and charged are from Quebec and all were held for bail.

Mouhammad SAID (22 yrs) of Valleyfield Quebec
Hassan SAID (24 yrs) of Valleyfield Quebec
Dominic GAUTHIER (24 yrs) of Montreal Quebec

Fraud Over $5000
Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data
Possession of Instruments of Forgery
Possession of credit card obtained by Crime (3 counts)
Unauthorized possession of credit card data (10 counts)
Fail to Comply with Recognizance (2 counts – GAUTHIER only)

The police expect to lay more charges.


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