Calgary identity theft, mail theft investigation leads to charges against duo

Not as sexy, but never forget the risk from low-tech data theft. Jo Ann Lawrence reports:

Garbage bags full of stolen mail along with bank statements, credit and debit cards found by Calgary Police in a southeast Calgary hotel room in May have resulted in dozens of charges against a Calgary duo.

On May 12, at about 3 p.m., CPS officers were called to a hotel in the 9200 block of Macleod Tr SE after receiving reports of suspicious activity in one of the rooms.

While police were investigating, the occupants of the room returned and were arrested.

A search warrant was granted and officers allegedly discovered and seized garbage bags full of stolen mail, three notebooks containing pages of credit card data and identity information and mailbox keys.  Police also allegedly discovered computers, debit and credit cards, bank statements not belonging to the occupants and some ecstasy in the room.

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