7 Quebecers charged with credit and debit fraud
Seven people from Quebec are facing charges in Ontario in what the RCMP is calling a major credit and debit card fraud.
The Mounties allege credit and debit card data was stolen from unsuspecting victims throughout Canada.
Investigators say cloned PIN pads were placed at merchants throughout the Greater Toronto Area to obtain financial data.
Data was then to be loaded on to blank or overwritten payment cards and utilized to fraudulently access cash from bank clients.
The seven accused -- who range in age from 19 to 24 -- are charged with unlawful possession of credit card data, trafficking in credit card data and commission of an offence for a criminal organization.
Charged are Amine Cherif, Michael Haddad, George Minadakis, and Youssef Akkouchem, all of Montreal, Hussein Eddine and Georges Ghossoub, of Laval, Que., and Regis Carre, of Dollard Des Ormeaux, Que.