The Regina Police Service Commercial Crimes Unit has arrested a 54 year-old Regina woman in connection with multiple incidents of fraud that extended for almost a year and a half.
In March, 2019, the Regina Police Service received a report from a family member of an elderly Regina woman. The complainant described a situation in which his 80 year-old relative had given her personal banking information to an employee of a seniors’ care home, in order to have that person assist her with errands like purchasing groceries. It is alleged the employee used the victim’s bank card without her consent or knowledge. Investigators believe the victim’s bank card and financial information were used to conduct over 150 fraudulent transactions between September 27, 2017 and January 30, 2019. Investigation into this allegation led to the arrest, on May 14, 2019, of a 54 year-old Regina woman who was subsequently charged.
The 54 year-old Regina female was released on an Appearance Notice to appear in court at a later date. She will make her first court appearance in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m., June 26, 2019, at which time she will be charged with Fraud Over $5,000, section 380(1)(a) CC. Her name will be released at the time of her court appearance, once the Information (which is the public document articulating the charge) has been sworn in court.