Fraud Arrest

On March 25th, 2019, two suspects stole a point of sale terminal from a local restaurant located on Harvard road just before closing time.  From a period of March 25th – April 2nd, 2019, the terminal was used by those suspects to charge back or refund several different pre-paid credit cards to a total of over $86,000.00.  The suspects managed to obtain the security code for the terminals used by the restaurant from a leaked source on the internet.  By obtaining this security code they were able to charge back or refund money onto fraudulent financial cards to be used elsewhere, initially undetected.  The Guelph Police Service commenced an investigation that would identify one of the suspects as a 41 year old male from Oshawa, Ontario.  The male was recently arrested in Oshawa by the Durham Regional Police Service on other fraud related charges and later brought to Guelph on November 27th to face charges of Fraud Over $5,000.00 and Theft Under $5,000.00.


Arrested on Warrant

A 36 year old Guelph male failed to appear in court on the 26th of November, 2019, to deal with the charges of Theft Under $5,000 x2. Subsequently, a Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest. On Friday, November 29th, 2019, police attended to an address on Silvercreek Parkway and located the accused male. The male was arrested on the strength of the above mentioned warrant and an additional charge of Fail to Appear. He was later released on a Promise to Appear with an Officer in Charge Undertaking.