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Two people face 141 charges in Hamilton fraud, identity theft investigation


January 22, 2020
By The Canadian Press

HAMILTON — Two people are facing a total of 141 charges after an investigation into alleged fraud and identity theft in Hamilton.

Police say they began investigating the matter in July 2018, but they have not said what triggered the probe.

They say they searched a home in the east end of the city twice over the course of the probe, recovering bank cards and other forms of identification both times.

A 34-year-old woman is facing 71 charges and a 31-year-old man is facing 70.

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The counts include fraud over $5,000, identity theft and possession of property obtained by crime.

Police allege there have been at least 100 victims of the operation to date, but the investigation remains active and anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2020.

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