RNC arrest men, women from Quebec for alleged fraud crimes

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Members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Economic Crime Unit have arrested three men and two women, all believed to be from the Montreal area, in relation to fraud-related offences.

Police say one man and woman were arrested at St. John’s International Airport Tuesday morning.

The remaining two men and one women were arrested at the St. John’s International Airport Tuesday night.

A total of 36 charges have been laid. All five people were detained and will appear in court this morning.

The RNC says more information will be released to news media this morning.

Also in the latest report from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary from early Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning:

• Police responded to a complaint on Harnum Crescent. As a result a 25-year-old man was arrested under warrant and also charged with breach of a court order. He was conveyed to court.

• At 11 p.m. Tuesday, a 30-year-old man was arrested after a report of property damage on George Street in downtown St. John's.

The man was alleged to have kicked and damaged a taxi cab after having a verbal argument with the cab driver. The man was located on George Street and released to appear in court at a later date.

• Also at 11 p.m., a 26-year-old man was arrested after patrol members conducted a traffic stop in Topsail, Conception Bay South.

Police say the man was operating a vehicle while his driver’s licence was suspended, vehicle registration was expired and had fines of over $12,000. He was detained for court and the vehicle was impounded.

Organizations: International Airport

Geographic location: Quebec, Montreal, George Street St. John's Topsail

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