Police charge five men with fraud offences

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Police charge five men with fraud offences

The RCMP/HRP Integrated General Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division charged five men following a fraud investigation.

On September 22, Halifax District RCMP received a report from a business in Westphal advising a fraud occurred on September 16, 2021.​ A man had used fake identification to purchase a vehicle which was reported as stolen.

On September 23, police located the stolen vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.​ The four occupants, three men and a woman, were arrested.​ Several prepaid gift cards were located within the vehicle. The investigation led to the search of two properties on Victoria Rd, in Halifax and a vehicle stop where two men were arrested. Another man was arrested as he was leaving a property being searched. This resulted in the seizure of numerous fake identifications, prepaid cards and evidence to support fraud, identity theft, and possession of stolen property. In total, seven arrests were made without incident. A 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were later released without charges.

Maxime Carpentier, 20 from Quebec, is charged with Identity Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence. He remained in custody and was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Dave Jolivet, 20 from Quebec, is charged with Fraud Over $5000, Identify Fraud, Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy to Commit and Indictable Offence. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Mouad Ghiate, 25 from Quebec, is charged with Fraud Under $5000, Identity Theft and Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence. He has been released and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on November 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Mehdi Alaoui, 21 from Quebec, is charged with Fraud Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property, Uttering a Forged Document and Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on October 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Mohamed El-Amin Drider, 26 from Quebec, is charged with Fraud Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence. He has been released and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on November 23 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

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