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On October 30 2017, members of the Burlington Street Crime Unit arrested a man responsible for shoplifting merchandise from various Walmart Stores in Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga. The man was observed stealing merchandise from one store and then returning the stolen merchandise at another where he received gift cards which were then used to purchase pre-paid credit cards.

Shortly after 4:30 PM, investigators stopped a motor vehicle driven by the man who was arrested for theft and fraud.  A search of the man and his vehicle resulted in the seizure of $2505.00 worth of pre-paid MasterCard’s, pre-paid VISA cards, several other gift cards and clothing.  A female passenger was also arrested after having been found in possession of some of these fraudulently obtained cards. (Photo included)

Matthew William TICKNOR (33-years-old) of Burlington was held for bail charged with fraud under $5,000 (four counts) and possession of property obtained by crime.

Tara Lee MARCHESIN (45-years-old) of Oakville was released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Court on November 29 2017 charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

This matter is still under investigation and further charges are possible.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Jeff Sawatzky of the Burlington Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 2384. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).