Ca: Five more arrested in debit card ring

Alex Cooper reports:

Durham Region police arrested five more men yesterday in connection with a debit card skimming ring that has been operating in the Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal areas, police said today.


At the bail hearing Dec. 3, five more suspects — who attended court to support the seven accused — were also arrested.

The arrests this weekend resulted from efforts to track down Selvaraj. After staking out a Bridlegrove Dr. address in Toronto, police executed a search warrant and recovered more than $10,000 in cash, hundreds of forged debit cards, laptop computers and machines used to read and write credit cards.

Selvaraj, 21, Pararajasingam Ampalavanar, 38, Srimylan Srivigneswaran, 20, and Janarthanan Ratnasingham, 27, all of Toronto and Prasad Thiruchelvam, 27, of Markham face a total of 44 charges, including fraud over $5,000, unlawful use of credit card data, use of a credit card obtained by crime, forgery of a credit card and possession of a credit card forgery device.

The arrests raise the total number of people charged to 17.

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