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Has Calgary's Gang-Related Crime Gone High Tech?

Posted by Susan Karpa on 25 June 2015

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Credit card skimming, in which identity thieves use physical devices to read (and steal) Canadian consumer's credit card numbers, was recently on the rise in Calgary, and according to Calgary Police it could be linked to organized crime.

Two suspects have been arrested in a case in which they allegedly built credit card skimming devices, attached them to at least 38 gas station pumps throughout Calgary, and used the numbers to create fake credit cards.

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Calgary Crime Spike May Be Organized, Say Police

Posted by Susan Karpa on 25 May 2015

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A recent increase in residential break-ins and petty thefts in Calgary's Inglewood neighborhood might be the work of a loosely organized group of individuals, according to the Calgary Police.

“There’s about 12 people that we’re looking at that are all closely working together and have their fingers in a lot of pies,” said Calgary Police Service District 1 Staff Sgt. Kyle Grant. "There may be some of those people who are living paycheque to paycheque and did have a job when the economy was good and didn’t have to support themselves by crime. Now that they’re out of the job and maybe having difficulty finding another job, for whatever reason, they’re turning back to that.”

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