Waterloo Regional Police Dismantle Identity Fraud Lab

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Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a 28-year-old Cambridge male in connection to a significant identity fraud lab, which was located at a business on Franklin Boulevard in Cambridge.

The male was arrested on April 23, 2020, after a two-month- investigation by members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service's Fraud Branch, Intelligence Services and Cybercrime unit.

As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at a business on Franklin Boulevard. The following items were seized:

  • Embosser
  • Computers
  • Created identification
  • Credit cards
  • Stolen mail
  • A quantity of drugs.  

The male is facing several charges, including the following: 

  • Fraud Over $5000
  • Identity Theft
  • Trafficking in Identity Information
  • Identity Fraud
  • Illegal Trafficking & Possession of Government Documents
  • Trafficking and Possession of Stolen Credit Cards and Data
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer
  • Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine & fentanyl).

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8374 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Inquiries

Ashley Dietrich
Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8285

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