Walmart staffer noticed fraudsters’ penchant for iPads

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A Montreal man’s two-day visit to Winnipeg has been extended to a 15 month stay at the Crowbar Hotel. Steevy Berthelot, 18, was one of two men arrested Aug. 26 in connection with a two-day criminal blitz targeting Manitoba Walmart stores. Berthelot was denied bail following his arrest and in one of the speedier resolutions to a criminal case pleaded guilty Thursday to nine counts of fraudulent use of credit card data. “The sole reason they came here was to commit credit card fraud,” Crown attorney Peter Edgett told Judge Anne Krahn. “Despite businesses and financial institutions trying to combat these activities, the criminals keep finding a way around it.” Court heard Berthelot was already on bail for similar offences back home when he and two other Montreal men boarded a plane for Winnipeg on Aug. 25 carrying bogus credit cards encoded with data stolen from Asia. Over the course of two days, the men visited six Winnipeg Walmarts, plus stores in Winkler, Portage la Prairie and Selkirk, scooping up $35,000 in electronics, primarily iPads, Edgett said. The goods were boxed up and shipped by UPS to Montreal, Edgett said. Several boxes were later found at Berthelot’s mother’s home, where […]

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