Brandon Police Service Media Release
A 21-year old Brandon female has been arrested for Transportation by Fraud and held at the Brandon Police Service. Police say they received a call from a local taxi-cab company saying that a women had bailed out of one of their cabs, once the fee got to a $100. She was eventually located by Police at 10th Street and Victoria Avenue.
Upon her arrest it was determined that the suspect was already part of a previous investigation dating back to May 7th 2017. As part of the May 7th investigation, a man reported to Police that he had answered an online ad for companionship, met the female and her friend, and was taken to an apartment. As they approached the apartment he told Police he was approached by two men with machetes, who tied his hands and legs, and forced to provide his bank card and pin #. The bank card was then used to make purchases at several local businesses. He further alleges that he was injected with drugs and told to withdraw another large sum of money.
Police continue to investigate this matter and identify the three other suspects. The 20-year-old female from Brandon was arrested for Forcible Confinement, Robbery with Violence and Extortion as result of this investigation. She was to appear in Brandon court on Friday.