Mississauga Man Arrested for Illegal Canada Goose Jacket Purchases
It doesn't pay to purchase popular Canada Goose jackets through illegitimate means!
Halton police recently announced that two people, including a Mississauga resident, are facing charges after reportedly using fraudulent credit cards to purchase Canada Goose jackets.
According to police, the suspects purchased a number of jackets across the GTA using digital gift cards issued by outdoor retail chain Sail Canada.
Police say the investigation began in October 2016 after two men made suspicious purchases at the Sail store in Burlington using gift cards. Police, with the assistance of the Sail brand, determined that the gift cards had been purchased with fraudulent credit cards.
Investigators say a total of 71 digital gift cards were used and that these cards were purchased using the credit card data of 19 different victims from both the USA and Canada.
Police have since arrested 27-year-old Mississauga man Jun Wang and 29-year-old Scarborough man Li De Huang in connection with the incident. The suspects have been charged with fraud over $5,000, multiple counts of identity fraud and unauthorized use of credit card data.
Both men are set to appear in court on March 29.
Anyone with information pertaining to a fraud or any other crime is asked to contact the Regional Fraud Bureau Intake Office at 905-465-8741 or Fraud [at] haltonpolice [dot] ca. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).