On May 21, 2019, police received a report of a stolen credit card that was used fraudulently between May 17 and May 20, 2019. The owner of the card wasn’t sure exactly how the suspects got ahold of it, but in the short time they possessed it they were able to use it for approximately $10,000. The card was used at 22 businesses and ATM’s in Brandon, some of which had video surveillance. There were 41 separate transactions made on the card.
Two individuals were identified as having used the card and both were arrested on Thursday afternoon. Members of Brandon Police Service Major Crimes Section executed a search warrant at the suspects’ residence and seized a number of the purchases made including a BBQ, cell phones, clothes, perfume and other household items. A 54-year-old female and a 26-year-old male were arrested. They will be appearing in court on August 29, 2019.