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Arrest in Fraud Investigation

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The Saint John Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman for using a fake ID to fraudulently obtain merchandise.

It is reported that:

On Tuesday, May 22, 2024, at approximately 01:39 p.m., police responded to a business in the 80-block of Consumers Drive in relation to a woman attempting to purchase cell phones using a fake ID.

The business owner was aware of a similar incident that had occurred over the weekend in Fredericton NB where someone using the same name displayed on the fake ID was able to obtain thousands of dollars in of merchandise from the business.

Police quickly responded to the call and took a 29-year-old woman into custody for fraud, uttering forged documents and obstruction. The woman is being held for court.

Police are requesting that any individual who may have information regarding this incident or who may have encountered a similar occurrence to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

The Saint John Police emphasizes the critical role that community cooperation plays in preventing and combating fraudulent activities and are grateful to the public for their continued vigilance and support.

For more news, visit News | Saint John Police Force

For Media Related Inquiries, please email sjpfnews@saintjohn.ca.

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