Kingston man arrested on multiple counts of fraud and theft

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A local man is now facing a long list of charges after using a credit card belonging to someone else numerous times in the course of two days.

According to police, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, the complainant contacted Kingston Police and reported that his credit card, which had been lost in downtown Kingston, had been used by someone else to make purchases at a number of stores in the downtown core.

In the ensuing investigation, police found that the card had been used at seven different stores in downtown Kingston between Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Police accessed security video footage from one of the stores and were able to identify the accused man.

As a result, at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, police located and arrested the accused man. The 25-year-old Kingston man is charged with:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Seven counts of using a credit card obtained by offence
  • Seven counts of fraud under $5,000
  • Two counts of breach of probation

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