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Lethbridge mechanic shop owners face 62 claims after investigating fraud

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Lethbridge Police Headquarters is shown in Lethbridge, Alta., on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
The Lethbridge Police Headquarters will be located in Lethbridge, Arta on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.Photo courtesy of: DBRossiter/Canadian Press

Lethbridge, Alta. — Police say in southern Alberta, mechanic shop owners are facing 62 indictments after investigating alleged fraud.

Investigators have identified more than 20 victims and say they believe there may be more.

Police say the investigation into Fisher Diesel in Lethbridge, Arta began last year following reports of suspicious business practices.

Police said between 2018 and 2021, the victims they identified lost a total of $ 500,000 in prepaid fees charged for credit card fraud and services not provided. Claims to have been.

Lethbridge police say a 40-year-old business owner from Sterling, Arta was arrested.

Men have been charged with over $ 5,000 theft, credit card fraud, and forgery.

According to police, the man has been released from detention and will appear in court on July 14.

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