Lethbridge man charged by Taber police for theft and use of credit cards

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
December 21, 2017 - 9:55am Updated: December 21, 2017 - 12:17pm

TABER -  A 35 -year old Lethbridge man faces nine charges related to the theft of credit cards and their unlawful use.

On Monday (Dec 18), Taber Police were called about a wallet being taken from an unlocked vehicle sometime overnight in the 6300 block of 63 avenue. The wallet contained debit and credit cards that had been used numerous times since being stolen.

An investigation determined the stolen cards were used at numerous businesses for purchases and cash withdrawals totaling over $1,700.

The alleged suspect was identified by police as Mason Cranston and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Taber Police located and arrested Cranston on Tuesday and found him in possession of a large amount of Canadian cash and prepaid Visa credit cards.

Cranston faces two charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000, Fraud Under $5,000, and five charges of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. He was remanded into custody for a judicial interim release hearing in Lethbridge Provincial Court on Thursday and the case was set over to January 4.


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