Calgary police charge pair in lottery fraud scam

S. Sgt. Kristie Verheul holds a few bits of evidence during a press conference at the Calgary...

S. Sgt. Kristie Verheul holds a few bits of evidence during a press conference at the Calgary Police Service's Westwinds office in Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Cops recently busted a lottery scam and charged two people. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:20 AM ET

CALGARY - City police are urging Calgarians to be scam-vigilant after busting an alleged international lottery fraud ring.

While investigating another possible scam, cops say they raided a home in the 0-100 block of Glamis Dr. S.W. on March 20.

A man and a woman leapt from a second-floor balcony but were nabbed after a short foot chase, said Staff Sgt. Kristie Verheul of the economic crimes unit.

"One of the suspects had two bags with laptops and precursors to the letters that supported the lottery stamps," she said.


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