Over 1,000 gift cards recovered after shoplifting in Napanee, Amherstview

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Three Toronto residents are facing charges after multiple shoplifting occurrences took place in Greater Napanee earlier this week.

According to a release from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), just before 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jun. 3, 2024, officers were dispatched to a business on Alkenbrack Street in Greater Napanee for a report that three individuals had shoplifted and were leaving the scene in a vehicle.

“Officers responded and located a vehicle matching the description provided and conducted a traffic stop,” the OPP detailed.

“The investigation determined that the individuals were linked to a previous shoplifting occurrence earlier in the day at a business on Sherwood Avenue in Amherstview.”

The OPP said a search of the vehicle recovered nearly 1,500 stolen gift cards. A quantity of Canadian currency was also seized, according to the release.

As a result, Jianying He, age 46, Hongfa Lin, age 49, and Hong Quen Lin, age 59, all of Toronto, were arrested and charged with:

  • Two counts of theft over $5,000 – shoplifting
  • Two counts of fraud over $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

Hongfa Lin was additionally charged with one count of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

According to the release, the investigation is on-going.

Police said that all accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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