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Charges laid against Calgary woman for allegedly hacking and re-directing a $52,000 Digby County business payment

Queens District RCMP are asking for help to find whoever broke into a Labelle residence three times since the beginning of May.
Queens District RCMP are asking for help to find whoever broke into a Labelle residence three times since the beginning of May.

DARTMOUTH, N.S. – After a six-month investigation, Nova Scotia RCMP's Commercial Crime Section has laid 12 charges against a Calgary woman for fraud, identity theft and proceeds of crime. 

In November 2016, the Digby RCMP received a complaint that a business owner's e-mail had been hacked. The suspects had allegedly used the e-mail to re-direct a payment of nearly $52,000, for a large piece of equipment, to another destination.

Investigators say they were able to determine the funds went to 30-year-old Tamiko White of Calgary, Alberta. The allegation has not been proven in court.

According to a media release, the RCMP searched White's home in Calgary on May 19. She was arrested later that day. RCMP officers returned her to Nova Scotia for a court appearance on May 24, where she was remanded until her next appearance in Halifax Provincial Court on May 29.

Nova Scotia RCMP was assisted by Halifax Regional Police, Calgary Police Service Cybercrime Investigations Team, Edmonton Police Service, and Alberta RCMP Federal, Serious, and Organized Crime Unit.

Tamiko White has been charged with:

• Fraud Over $5000

• Theft/ Forgery of Credit Card Fraudulent Possession

• Use, or Trafficking in Credit Card Data

•  Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (2 counts)

• Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (2 counts)

• Identity Theft

• Identity Fraud

• Laundering Proceeds of Crime

• Breach of Recognizance (2 counts)

 

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