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February 13, 2020 Media Releases

Theft/Fraud Investigation — Arrests: C20-24518

On January 29,2020, a purse was stolen from a shopping cart inside a grocery store in the 800 block of Dakota Street. A credit card from the purse was later used to purchase food at a restaurant in the 1400 block of Ellice Avenue. A cheque personal cheque from the purse was later fraudulently deposited at a bank in the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue.

On February 1, 2020, a purse was stolen from a shopping cart in the 1400 block of Regent Avenue West. A credit card from the purse was later used in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Through the investigation, Major Crimes Unit investigators identified a suspect. On February 12, 2020, a 44-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested for:

  • Theft Under $5000
  • Use of Credit Card X2
  • Possession of Property Obtained  by Crime Under $5000

He was later released from custody with conditions.

On the same date, a 64-year-old male of Winnipeg was arrested for Fraud Under $5000, Forgery, and Use of Forged Document. He was released on an appearance notice.


Last Update: February 13, 2020

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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