–West Shore RCMP media release
Theft from vehicles has been recently highlighted as an issue in the West Shore. In some cases, important items like wallets and personal information have led to fraudulent activities.
The Crime Reduction Unit has been involved in investigating a string of fraudulent activity that originated from two wallets that were stolen from two separate vehicles in May 2019. In both cases, credit cards were stolen from the wallets and a string of purchases was made using the cards.
The unit backtracked the purchases and obtained video surveillance from six separate businesses discovering that one female was responsible for using the stolen cards. On June 27th, 2019, after a lengthy investigation, Tanya Lemmon was charged with two counts of possession and use of a stolen credit card, one count of fraud and two counts of breach of recognizance.
“You can protect yourself from being a victim of fraud and motor-vehicle theft by keeping your valuables with you and locking your car doors,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer, West Shore RCMP. “A nightly routine of making sure your car and home doors are locked before you go to bed can prevent you from being a target.”
Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B3A4
Office: 250-474-2264 | Fax: 250-474-8790