On Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, police issued a media release seeking the public’s assistance identifying a man allegedly involved in a fraud. Between Aug. 16 and Sept. 19, 2019, police believe the male suspect used a stolen credit card to make fraudulent purchases at various locations throughout Edmonton including clothing stores, restaurants and casinos. In total, 145 fraudulent purchases were made totalling more than $25,000.
The suspect has since been identified as Joe Schur, 42, and on Nov. 28, 2019, Schur was charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of credit card data. At the time the charges were laid Schur was incarcerated for unrelated offences and he remains in custody.
The EPS would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.