A 31 year-old Quebec male is facing numerous charges, including charges of identity theft, as part of an ongoing investigation.
Police became involved when RPS received a call about suspicious activity at a property being rented in an Air BnB transaction. The residence was to have been vacated by August 2, 2018, and when the landlord was cleaning the space, a number of pieces of identification were discovered. The landlord noticed the documents had the same photo, but bore a variety of different names and addresses. While waiting for police to arrive, the landlord observed a male trying to gain entry to the property. Police arrived and detained this individual. Further investigation led to a number of charges against the male in custody. This investigation is believed to involve victims in other jurisdictions across Canada. RPS investigators have reached out to notify the victims and gather other information that may be pertinent to the ongoing investigation.
Thirty-one year-old Mohamed Lamine CAMARA, of Kirkland, Quebec, is facing the following charges:
- 5 x Identity Theft [402.2(1) CC];
- Possession of Forged Document(s) with Intent [368(1)(d) CC];
- Identity Fraud [403(1)(a) CC];
- Fraud Under $5,000 [380(1)(b) CC]; and
- Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC].
CAMARA made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.