A Langley man and woman have been arrested and a major fraud operation dismantled out of a north Langley home.
Included in the items seized by police are a Canada Post uniform, 13,000 credit card numbers and more than than $100,000 worth of construction, excavation and lawn equipment.
On July 17, the RCMP “E” Division Federal Serious and Organized Crime Section (FSOC) with the assistance of Langley RCMP, the Emergency Response Team and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, executed a search warrant at a north Langley residence.
The search warrant was the result of an investigation into several large fraudulent transactions. The investigation was initiated in June 2014 after a common suspect was identified through Abbotsford Police, Victoria Police and Burnaby RCMP investigations.
Police also seized counterfeit government identity documents in various stages of manufacturing and equipment required to manufacture counterfeit documents.
There was also the information of personal identity for many individuals who had no association to the residence.
“These items are believed to have been acquired through fraud and many of the individuals identified and contacted during this investigation process were previously unaware that they had been victimized,” says Staff Sgt. John Taylor of FSOC.
The man arrested on outstanding fraud charges and is being held in custody.
Giovanni Michael Aiello, 32, and Nichole (Nikki) Maria McGregor, 36, both of Langley, are each facing several charges including fraud, identity theft, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of instruments for forging credit cards. One of their charges is in relation to the recent PharmaNet data breach.
The pair face similar Burnaby, Nanaimo and Edmonton.