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Two PoCo residents face 64 counts of fraud

Two Port Coquitlam residents are facing 64 counts of credit card fraud after North Vancouver RCMP arrested the pair last week.  - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Two Port Coquitlam residents are facing 64 counts of credit card fraud after North Vancouver RCMP arrested the pair last week.
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Two Port Coquitlam residents are facing 64 counts of credit card fraud after North Vancouver RCMP arrested the pair last week.

Tara Maria Zerr, 38, and Jason Scott White, 37, are accused of using stolen credit cards to make numerous purchases at retail outlets across the North Shore.

Some of the businesses included Future Shop, Marks Work Warehouse, Shoppers Drug Mart, Cineplex Odeon and Save On Foods. The cards were also used to make ATM withdrawals totaling more than $30,000.

The North Vancouver RCMP began receiving numerous complaints of vehicle thefts occurring at parks and hiking locations between March 11 and April 14.

Police said that credit cards allegedly stolen from the vehicles were used to make the fraudulent purchases.

"These arrests are significant in helping to keep our streets and communities safe," said North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong. "This investigation shows well the multi-jurisdictional efforts the police utilize in fighting crime in the Lower Mainland."

He added that surveillance images from the stores where the cards were used helped police in their investigation.

The two accused are being held in custody until their bail hearing this week.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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