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East Algoma OPP makes arrest after theft call

East Algoma OPP has laid several credit cards charges against an Elliot Lake man following the attempted theft of a credit card.

Constable Phil Young with the East Algoma OPP says officers were called out to a local retail store on Ontario Avenue last Thursday where the complainant said a person had caused a disturbance and stole a credit card.

He says the person had tried to use a stolen credit card, and then jumped the counter, stole a VISA gift card, and then fled on foot.

The person was eventually located and taken into custody.

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Young adds the 27-year-old man from Elliot Lake is facing three credit-card related charges, fraud, theft, causing a disturbance and breach.

The accused is to be heard in Blind River court.

The 27-year-old from Elliot Lake, was charged with:

Fraud under $5000, contrary to section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)

Possess – credit card data, contrary to section 342(3) of the CC

Use of credit card, contrary to section 342(1)(c) of the CC

Theft of credit card, contrary to section 342(1)(a) of the CC

Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 (two counts), contrary to section 355(b) of the CC

Theft under $5000 (two counts), contrary to section 334(b) of the CC

Causing a disturbance, contrary to section 175(1)(a) of the CC

Fail to comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC

 

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