Edmonton

Tofield man arrested in large Alberta credit card scam

RCMP say the scam was done by ordering tires with stolen or fraudulent credit cards. They say at least 13 orders, totalling $141,000, were placed.

RCMP say at least 13 orders for tires, totalling $141,000, were placed

The RCMP's investigation found the scam to be “wide ranging” and there is a high likelihood Edmonton businesses have been affected. (CBC)

Boyle RCMP have taken a 28-year-old Tofield man into custody in connection with a credit card scam that bilked a local business out of around $140,000.

RCMP say the scam involved ordering tires with stolen or fraudulent credit cards. They say at least 13 orders, worth a total $141,000, were placed. 

The RCMP investigation found the scam to be "wide ranging."  Police said there is a high likelihood Edmonton businesses have been affected. 

The man has been charged with possession of stolen property, trafficking in property obtained by crime, and possession of a controlled substance. He is also facing charges stemming from a similar scam in Tofield.

He is scheduled to appear in court  April 12. 

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