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Winnipeg police arrest Alberta man in connection to fraud

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, police went to a hotel near Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, following a tip that a man was using a stolen credit card.

Winnipeg police arrested a man near the airport Thursday.

Shannon VanRaes / For Metro

Winnipeg police arrested a man near the airport Thursday.

Winnipeg police arrested a man near the airport Thursday, following a report of a stolen credit card.

Around 5 p.m., police went to a hotel near Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, following a tip that a man was using a stolen credit card.
 
Officers found the man with a number of items related to fraud and identity theft.

Police say they seized driver's licences in the names of other people, cheques drawn in the names of other people, notes containing identity and credit card information of numerous people. A laptop, laminating papers and break-in tools were also found.
 
Police say 30-year-old Justyn Barry Bourne of Red Deer, Alberta has been charged with fraud under $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, unauthorized use of credit card data, identity theft, and numerous counts related to possession of an identity document and possession of property obtained by crime.
 
A woman who was with Bourne at the time was found to be wanted on a warrant and was released on a Promise to Appear.
 
The Winnipeg Police Service Financial Crime Unit is investigating.
 
 

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