A 31-year-old man of no fixed address was caught after he stole credit cards from parked cars and tried to use them at the same store two days in a row.
On October 17, 2017, at approximately 6:45 a.m. the accused entered a store in the 900 block of Princess Street. The accused paid for candy and scratch tickets with a credit card that he had stolen from a parked vehicle. The accused returned minutes later to try and return the scratch cards for cash and purchase more, by then the credit card had been cancelled and it would no longer work. When the accused left, the store clerk located identification and licence documents left by the accused that appeared to be stolen.
On October 18, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m. the accused returned to the same store and police were called. Officers found the accused at the counter trying to purchase scratch tickets with another stolen credit card.
Upon a search, the accused was found to be in possession of multiple bank cards, and two pairs of woman’s sunglasses. The cards and sunglasses were found to be stolen from another vehicle.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with two counts of theft, two counts of possession of a stolen credit card, use of a stolen credit card and fraud.