Calgary, AB,

Woman Charged With Credit Card Fraud

The Calgary Police Service has charged a woman in relation to numerous instances of credit card fraud.

Between July and November 2014, three gas stations in Calgary were targeted by the same woman using a credit card scam.

The woman became a regular customer at each of the stations, gaining the trust of the employees over a period of months. She then purchased pre-paid credit and gift cards by convincing the employees to put through manual transactions using fraudulently obtained credit card numbers.

The woman would then sell the pre-paid cards at a discount and keep the resulting money. The estimated loss by the gas stations is more than $44,000.

As a result of an investigation by the CPS Economic Crimes Unit, Lyn DE LAPAZ, 30, has been charged with three breaches of a recognizance, one count of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of possession of credit card data. DE LAPAZ will next appear in court on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.