Hamilton, Ontario,
13
February
2020
|
20:46
America/New_York

Police Arrest Experienced Fraudster Couple

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A Hamilton couple was arrested after obtaining accommodations at a local hotel by fraudulent means. Police then learned the couple was in possession of numerous other securities and documents belonging to other victims. A Hamilton man will appear in court tomorrow to answer to charges and his partner is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, March 9, 2020.

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 shortly before 8:24 a.m., Hamilton Police attended the Sheraton Hotel located at 116 King Street West, Hamilton, to investigate a fraud. Once on scene, information was obtained that raised suspicion regarding the financial ability of a couple who was occupying a room.

Through continued investigation, police determined the credit card presented by the couple for payment purposes wasn’t issued to either party. Police attended the hotel room of the couple and they were arrested without incident. Inside the room, police observed numerous pieces of identification, financial documents and bank cards not belonging to the individuals.

The couple was taken into police custody and the evidence in the room was seized. The male is scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse on Friday, February 14, 2020, to answer to criminal charges. The female was subsequently released and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, March 9, 2020.

The investigation into the items seized is ongoing and police anticipate further charges will be laid.

SEIZED

  • Credit cards
  • Driver licences
  • Passports
  • Random pieces of identification
  • Business cheques
  • Computer equipment

CHARGED

  • Hamilton man, 48-years-of age

CHARGES

  • Fraud under $5000
  • Utter forged documents

CHARGED

  • Hamilton woman, 38-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Fraud under $5000
  • Utter forged documents

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Dave Wide by calling 905-546-4639.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com