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Two arrests made for fraud following execution of search warrant


Published on July 17, 2017

RCMP have charged two Summerford residents with fraud after executing a search warrant July 15.

TWILLINGATE, NL — A 31-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested following the execution of a search warrant in Summerford.

The arrests stemmed from an investigation by the Twillingate RCMP into fraudulent activity reported by seven businesses in the Summerford and Twillingate areas from late June to mid-July 2017.

The man has appeared in Gander Provincial Court and has been charged with fraud, using a forged document, making a false document and possession of stolen mail. He remains in police custody awaiting his next court appearance. 

The woman, also from Summerford, is facing fraud charges. She has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Twillingate RCMP cautions local business owners to verify the identity of individuals attempting to cash cheques as well as the validity of the cheques themselves. 

Any individual or business who believes they may have been the victim of fraudulent activity is asked to contact their local police.