Men arrested in Mount Pearl, being investigated in other jurisdictions
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We would state their names, but their names haven’t been confirmed yet, according to the RNC.
Two men were arrested Wednesday in the Mount Pearl area and have since been charged with multiple counts relating to fraud, the use of forged documents and possession of forged documents.
The two appeared in provincial court in St. John’s this morning and answered to the names given, names police have said are not yet confirmed to be their own.
“We are opposed to the release of both men,” Crown prosecutor Bill Cadigan told Judge Gregory Brown, asking for a bail hearing.
He noted one of the men is accused of breaching an undertaking set in a Quebec court.
The two men are set to be before the judge again this afternoon, after having time to consult with the duty counsel lawyer.
“We’re aware of other policing agencies investigating these two individuals,” RNC Const. Suzanne FitzGerald told The Telegram.
She said the RNC received information from police “in Western Canada” that the men were in Newfoundland and Labrador.
When located by the RNC, the two were carrying “numerous pieces” of identification, she said, including government identification, under various names.
“They have opened up fraudulent bank accounts with fraudulent identification,” FitzGerald alleged.
One of the charges set against them is for a fraud on a Scotiabank, to a value of under $5,000.
In addition to the documents, FitzGerald stated the pair were found with in excess of “30 activated mobile electronic devices.”
The economic crime unit is working the file, she said.
The Telegram will update following the second court appearance by the two this afternoon.