On Thursday October 27 the Calgary Police Service busted an alleged credit card skimming lab and arrested two suspects in connection with the operation.
The lab was located in the 0-100 block of Millrise Dr S.W. When officers from the Serious Habitual Offender Program raided the operation, they discovered numerous computers, printers, blank prepaid credit cards, embossing machines, credit card scanners/skimmers and false credit cards in the production process.
Curtis Douglas Keller, 19, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of possession of credit card data, possession of a fraudulent credit card, possession of counterfeit mark belonging to government, fraud under $5,000, possession of a fraudulent driver’s licence and six counts of breach of probation.
Amanda McHugh De Bakker, 18, also of Calgary, has been charged with possession of credit card data, possession of fraudulent credit, possession of counterfeit mark belonging to government and possession of cocaine.
Further charges are expected pending the ongoing investigation in consultation with the Calgary Police Technological Crimes Team and Economic Crimes Unit.
The Calgary Police Service Serious Habitual Offender Program manages 110 youth offenders between the ages of 12 and 21. These youth, who require additional support and supervision, are responsible for the majority of youth crime in the city of Calgary.
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