Two males, ages 26 and 30, both from Montreal, are facing numerous charges as the result of an ongoing investigation into allegations of possession of false identification, identity theft and fraud carried out at financial institutions in Regina.
As the result of investigation, police gathered evidence that indicated individuals were visiting various financial institutions in Regina in recent weeks and presenting pieces of identification, including Social Insurance cards and driver’s licenses, to access existing bank accounts. The suspect would make withdrawals and carry out other banking transactions. Investigation after the fact revealed that, although these bank accounts belonged to real people, the person making the withdrawals was not the legitimate holder of the account, in spite of identification (including photo identification) that seemed to indicate otherwise. On April 2, 2013, two males were arrested without incident at a downtown Regina hotel and searches revealed numerous pieces of identification, bearing various names as well as other evidence. The two males were subsequently charged.
The accused are thirty year-old Paul NSENGYMUREMYI, DOB: 1982-08-15 and 26 year-old Honore UMUKIZA, DOB: 1986-12-14, both of Montreal Quebec. NSENGYMUREMYI and UMUKIZA are jointly charged with 46 charges of Possession of a Counterfeit Mark (government-issued identification) [376(2)(b) CC]* and two charges of Identity Theft [403(a) CC]. NSENGYMUREMYI also faces two charges of Fraud Under $5,000, contrary to section 380 (1)(b) of the Criminal Code. Both men made their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.