Ottawa man is facing a slew of sex assault, fraud charges as police link the arrest to fake Uber driver

Ottawa man is facing a slew of sex assault, fraud charges as police link the arrest to fake Uber driver

Police say a 37-year-old man is facing additional charges in an ongoing investigation into sexual assaults and frauds in Ottawa. They say the Ottawa man was charged last week with 11 counts, including sexual assault, fraud under $5,000, credit card theft and obtaining property by crime. Investigators say 13 new charges were laid on Monday, including sexual assault causing bodily harm, uttering a forged document, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police….

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Halifax parking spot rental scam leads to 4 fraud charges

Halifax parking spot rental scam leads to 4 fraud charges

A 28-year-old man is facing fraud charges after police allege he repeatedly rented out a Halifax parking spot that wasn’t his. On Sept. 12, 2017, police received a complaint from a woman who said she responded to a Kijiji ad for a parking spot for rent at 5296 Kent St. in Halifax’s south end. She transferred $450 to the person who posted the ad and began parking her vehicle in the spot. The person who…

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Alberta woman charged with multiple counts of fraud has bail hearing delayed

Alberta woman charged with multiple counts of fraud has bail hearing delayed

A 28-year-old woman facing numerous criminal charges had hoped to get released from custody Wednesday, but she’ll have to remain behind bars at least for a few more days. Samantha Joy Ellison, who is in custody at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, pressed for a bail hearing during an appearance in provincial court. But Crown prosecutor Lisa Weich said she only had a “bare bones” amount of disclosure on the case, and not enough to provide…

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Vehicle theft also leads to fraud and drug charges for Windsor man

Vehicle theft also leads to fraud and drug charges for Windsor man

An alleged drug dealer is facing several charges after Windsor police said they caught him getting into a stolen car. The vehicle was stolen around 5 a.m. Monday from the parking lot of a business in the 3600 block of Tecumseh Road East. An employee of the business called police after first realizing her jacket, which had been near the front counter, was missing. After that, the victim also realized her vehicle was gone. Several…

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Edmonton police lay charges in credit card fraud, stun-gun buying scheme after two year investigation

Edmonton police lay charges in credit card fraud, stun-gun buying scheme after two year investigation

Two men and a woman are facing a total of 90 fraud and weapons charges after credit card information stolen from unsuspecting hotel guests in Red Deer was used to supply Edmonton’s drug trade with illegal stun guns. The investigation began in October 2016 when the Edmonton police cyber crimes investigations unit received a tip from a concerned citizen about someone selling a stun gun online. The tip led to the arrest of a 32-year-old…

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A Richmond Hill man has been charged with multiple counts of fraud after investigation by Niagara Regional Police

A Richmond Hill man has been charged with multiple counts of fraud after investigation by Niagara Regional Police

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — Niagara Regional Police arrested a Richmond Hill man after an investigation into an individual who allegedly used stolen credit card information to buy gift certificates for a hotel and used them to pay for the hotel restaurant bill and other merchandise. In April, the business reported the fraud to the police. An investigation by the central fraud unit found the man had dined at the restaurant, and then used complimentary services of the…

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Theft suspects arrested after pursuit, charged with fraud after the fact

Theft suspects arrested after pursuit, charged with fraud after the fact

KAMLOOPS — Police had to use a spike belt to stop a theft suspect who was said to be driving dangerously around Vernon in a U-Haul cube van. Mounties received reports of a man and woman trying to buy a large amount of electronic and household items from the Bay and Best Buy using fraudulent credit cards on Sunday. Police showed up outside the Best Buy to try and stop the U-Haul but the driver…

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Police warn Guelph business owners of ‘The Supplier Swindle’ scam

Police warn Guelph business owners of ‘The Supplier Swindle’ scam

Police are warning Guelph business owners of an email hacking fraud that has already resulted in a local business losing thousands of dollars. The fraud is often referred to as “The Supplier Swindle” and police say it works like this: the fraudsters will have had access to a business’ email for enough time to become familiar with communications that have taken place in the past. Businesses will receive fraudulent emails from a spoofed or compromised…

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Fake delivery scam suspect Sean Magna has long history of similar crimes

Fake delivery scam suspect Sean Magna has long history of similar crimes

Sean Magna appears to be an accomplished actor. And it is his alleged repeat performances over a recent seven-month period that have landed him behind bars again. Magna, 36, a sometime resident of the Sud-Ouest borough, awaits a bail hearing at the Montreal courthouse in a case in which he is alleged to have tricked the employees of dozens of cafés and restaurants in the Montreal area while posing as a delivery man. According to…

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Turns out that the easy and simple to use autofill function on a website application is a terrible idea

Turns out that the easy and simple to use autofill function on a website application is a terrible idea

Is your browser’s built-in login manager leaking your username (and possibly your password too)? Researchers at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy have uncovered two third-party tracking scripts, that can scoop up information provided by your browser’s login manager to create a persistent identifier, tracking you as you move between web pages. Here’s how it happens: You visit a webpage and fill out a login form. Your browser asks you if you want to save…

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