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Three Quebec men charged in fraud, identity theft case: Halifax police

The men were arrested in a Halifax hotel room, and later police seized new cell phones, government-issued ID in various names, and more credit cards.

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Three Quebec men are facing charges after they booked a hotel room with a fraudulent card and were found with more illegal property, Halifax police say.

On Monday at 12:31 p.m., employees at a Halifax hotel called police to report a fraud involving a credit card used to book a room online, a release said.

The men who had booked the room were not at the hotel when officers arrived, so the police returned just after 9 p.m. and found three men in a room at the hotel.

They were arrested without incident and taken to police headquarters.

As part of the investigation, police seized a number of brand new cell phones and accessories, store gift cards, multiple pieces of government-issued ID in various names, credit cards, and a Visa gift card.

Thirty-two-year-old Emmanuel Kwakwah, 20-year-old Allan Lochard, and 27-year-old Lion Vernon, all from Quebec, are facing numerous charges including: fraud under $5,000, identity theft, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit an offence.

All three men are scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date.

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