Three males: ages 20, 21 and 22; all of Calgary, Alberta, are facing a total of 43 charges in connection with a lengthy investigation by the Regina Police Service Commercial Crime section. The charges relate to offences alleged to have occurred on January 20th, 21st, and 31st of this year. Most of the alleged offences occurred at a large retail business on University Park Drive.
On Thursday, January 31, 2013, police were dispatched to a report of a commercial crime in progress at a store in the 600 block of University Park Drive. The staff at the store believed that two males were attempting to make purchases using fraudulent credit cards. It was also alleged that these individuals were the same persons who had made a number of purchases using fraudulent credit card information approximately two weeks earlier. When police arrived the suspects had left the store but police were given vehicle and license information for the suspect vehicle. A search of the area took police to a nearby hotel, where the vehicle was parked and, shortly after, three males were arrested as they attempted to get into the suspect vehicle. A search of the suspects and the vehicle yielded a number of pieces of identification and credit cards bearing names other than the names of the suspects. A quantity of marihuana and cocaine was also found in the vehicle. In the initial arrest, all three suspects were charged for possession of the drugs; one male was charged with Uttering a Forged Document and two were charged with Breaches of Recognizance. Further investigation into the items seized and the activities of these individuals supported numerous additional charges relating to Possession and Use of Fraudulent Credit card data and identification, as well as Uttering Forged Documents and Fraud over $5,000. Two of the suspects were re-arrested on February 12th and the third was re-arrested yesterday, March 12, 2013. It is alleged all three used internet contacts to acquire the false documents and cards.
Charged in connection with this investigation are:
1) Twenty-one year-old Garrit Glen ENGLISH, DOB: 1991-12-16, of Calgary. ENGLISH is charged with: Possession of Cannabis [4(5) CDSA]; Possession of Cocaine [4(1) CDSA]; Breach of Recognizance [145(3) CC]; four charges of Fraudulently Possess or Use Credit Card Data [342(3) CC] and Possess Counterfeit Mark (driver’s licence) [376(2)(b) CC]. Total: 8 charges.
2) Twenty year-old Robert Jarrod ROGERS, DOB: 1993-01-28, of Calgary. ROGERS is charged with: Possession of Cannabis [4(5) CDSA]; Possession of Cocaine [4(1) CDSA]; four charges of Fraudulently Possess or Use Credit Card Data [342(3) CC]; two charges of Possess Counterfeit Mark (driver’s licence, identification) [376(2)(b) CC] and Uttering a Forged Document [368(1) CC]. Total: 9 charges.
3) Twenty-two year-old Matthew John STEWART, DOB: 1990-10-10, of Calgary. STEWART is charged with: Possession of Cannabis [4(5) CDSA]; Possession of Cocaine [4(1) CDSA]; Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC]; thirteen charges of Fraudulently Possess or Use Credit Card Data [342(3) CC]; eight charges of Uttering Forged Documents [368(1) CC]; and Fraud over $5,000 [380(1)(a) CC]. Total: 26 charges.
ENGLISH and ROGERS made court appearances on their charges in Provincial Court on February 13, 2013. STEWART appeared in Provincial Court today, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Investigation into these matters is ongoing.