Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann with a huge cache of seized credit cards.

Pair charged in fraud case

Police allege the couple rang up almost #350,000 in credit card bills in about two months

A couple has been arrested in relation to a massive seizure of stolen bank information that netted almost $350,000 in a couple of months.

On April 8, a financial institution called the Surrey RCMP reporting that one of its credit card customer’s accounts had been compromised.

Less than two weeks later, Surrey Mounties executed four search warrants on two properties and a mail box depot. Evidence seized included $20,000 in property, including a $10,000 bicycle, several computers and rare collectors coins.

Also seized were 250 stolen credit cards, along with 450 pieces of mail from Richmond, Surrey and New Westminster.

A loaded shotgun was also found in a bedroom.

Surrey’s Dean Gallo, 32, and Delta’s Hannah Denman, 26, have been charged with theft over $5,000 and possession of credit card data.

Gallo has also been charged with possession of a firearm while prohibited.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said the two are known as prolific offenders on a broad range of crimes.

He has been remanded to custody and Denman has been released pending trial.

“The amount of personal data that these two persons possessed was immense,” Schumann said. “The information the pair had collected was being used to create credit cards for persons whose identities they’ve stolen. The fraudulently obtained cards were then used to buy merchandise which was sold for cash.

For information on how to protect yourself against such crimes, visit the Surrey RCMP website at http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1510&languageId=1&contentId=38455

 

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