Several high value frauds in Nelson with stolen pre-paid credit cards

(NPD RELEASE) The Nelson Police Department would like the public and the business community to be aware of several high value frauds that occurred in the city last week.

Nelson Police estimate that a male suspect made several purchases with stolen pre-paid credit cards at several local businesses that exceed $10,000 in total value.

Nelson Police investigators have been able to determine the identity of the male who was responsible for the purchases and are continuing the investigation in to this matter to determine the scope of the loss to local merchants and if criminal charges will be recommended.

Police are reminding business owners to maintain the level of vigilance they normally do during high value purchases. In the event that there is doubt when dealing with suspicious transactions Nelson Police are always available as a resource to contact for information on criminal fraud.