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14 February 2012 - Extra Release Fraud ArrestsWarning - this news article expired on 2012-03-14. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Fraud Arrests

Belleville, Ontario ? on 4 February, 2012, Belleville Police Service attended at an electronic store on Bell Blvd in response to a complaint concerning the suspicious behaviour of a customer. Investigation into this incident The male customer lied to police about his name and produced fraudulent identification and a fraudulent credit card and as a result was arrested.

Further investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division in relation to the fraudulent identification that the male had produced at the electronic store led police to the recovery of a vehicle that had been fraudulently purchased from a Quinte West Car Dealership and additional criminal charges.

Justin Grimes (27 years) of Belleville has been charged with 48 criminal offences which include:

Personating with Intent ? 4 counts;

Utter Forged Document ? 10 counts;

Use Forged Document ? 2 counts;

Make a forged document ? 10 counts,

Obstruct police ? 1 count,

Make False Statement ? 7 counts

Fraud Over $5000.00 ? 1 count

Fraud Under $5000.00 ? 2 counts

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 ? 1 count;

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 ? 5 counts;

Obtain Credit by False Pretense ? 3 counts;

Illegally Possess Identification ? 2 counts;

Grimes will appear in Provincial court on 16 February, 2012.

On 13 February 2012, Belleville Police Service arrested and charged a co-accused in relation to this investigation.

Taryn Strachan (33 years) of Belleville has been charged with:

Personation ? 3 counts;

Obtaining by False Pretense Over $5000.00 ? 3 counts;

Obtain Credit by False Pretence ? 2 counts;

Make False Statement in Writing ? 5 counts;

Make Forged Document ? 8 counts;

Utter Forged Document ? 8 counts;

Fraud Over $5000.00 ? 2 counts;

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00 ? 1 count;

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 ? 1 count;

Strachan will appear in Provincial court on 17 March, 2012.

Belleville Police Service would like to remind the public that proactively protecting your identity by periodically checking your credit history, completing a detailed check of your monthly financial statements and shredding all documentation with personal information will assist in keeping your identity secure. As well reporting theft or loss of identification to credit card companies, financial institutions and the police will aid in preventing future attempts at fraudulently using a person's identity.