RCMP bust fraud 'factory'

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Michael Mui, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:16 AM ET

VANCOUVER „Ÿ A man police say was in Canada for more than 10 years illegally has been arrested and charged after an alleged credit card gfactoryh was raided by Mounties in Richmond, B.C.

Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said in a statement the raid happened on March 21 at a condo, where two credit card embossing machines, a printer, skimming devices and numerous forged cards were found.

gPolice also located several computers and hard drives containing personal identification, including over 20,000 credit card account numbers,h she said.

Alex Chih Sheng Chen now faces numerous fraud-related charges, according to police, who are looking at further charges as the investigation continues.

Police said the factory had links to Asian organized crime.

The student visa Chen used to enter the country initially, Ashton said, had been expired for more than a decade.

Police are now contacting the financial institutions of the card numbers found.

gAt this point, itfs unclear how these credit card account numbers ended up in the credit card factory,h Ash said.


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