Duo charged with credit card fraud in $75K gift card scam: police

Hamilton Police say they have two suspects in a four-month fraud where fake credit cards were used to buy more than $75,000 in gift cards for Walmart and other places.

Walmart security, OPP, Hamilton Police collaborated on investigation

Hamilton Police say two people are accused of using fraudulent credit cards to buy gift cards and electronics at stores in the Hamilton and Toronto regions. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hamilton Police say they have made two arrests so far in connection with a four-month fraud where fake credit cards were used to buy more than $75,000 in gift cards and electronics at Walmart and other stores. 

Hamilton Police released an image of a third suspect in relation to a fraud investigation. (Hamilton Police Service)
Walmart's corporate security worked with the OPP and Hamilton, Brantford and Peel police services to investigate the incidents stretching from August to November 2015, Hamilton Police said Monday.

Hamilton Police have arrested two people: A 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from Glanbrook, in connection with the investigation, and charged them with fraud over $5,000 and possession and forgery of credit cards and money laundering.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and they are looking for a third suspect, of whom they released a photograph in hopes someone will call police or Crimestoppers to help identify him.


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