Po­lice News – new fraud scheme in re­gion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Anew type of fraud has been oc­cur­ring in the Ma­gog area re­cently. An English-speak­ing male has been tele­phon­ing peo­ple, iden­ti­fy­ing him­self as a Mi­crosoft em­ployee, and telling them that their com­puter has a virus. He then ex­plains what they have to do to re­move the virus, tak­ing con­trol of the com­puter and steal­ing all the files that con­tain im­por­tant per­sonal in­for­ma­tion (birth­dates, so­cial in­sur­ance num­bers, etc.). This stolen in­for­ma­tion is then used to ap­ply for credit cards in the name of the per­son who had their in­for­ma­tion stolen. Any­one who has been con­tacted by this fake Mi­crosoft em­ployee should con­tact their lo­cal po­lice depart­ment as soon as pos­si­ble so they may block any fraud­u­lent trans­ac­tions.

Also on the ter­ri­tory of the Regie de Po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM), on Mon­day morn­ing, a 22 year-old forced his way into the res­i­dence of his for­mer girl­friend and be­gan as­sault­ing her. She was able to call 911 and he then fled. The sus­pect was lo­cated in Sher­brooke, how­ever, he was ar­rested

when he re­turned to the Ma­gog area. He will face charges of break­ing and en­ter­ing, as­sault, il­le­gal con­fine­ment, mak­ing threats, ha­rass­ment and break­ing pro­ba­tion.

The Ser­vice de po­lice de

Sher­brooke held spe­cial op­er­a­tions, at the be­gin­ning of the school year, around the schools on its ter­ri­tory to im­prove the safety of the stu­dents. Be­tween Au­gust 26th and Septem­ber 18th, out of 386 sur­veil­lance op­er­a­tions, 340 tick­ets were given out. 105 of those tick­ets were given in 30 km/hr zones.

Po­lice in the Haut St-Fran­cois MRC have been busy erad­i­cat­ing pot plan­ta­tions. On Septem­ber 17th, 252 pot plants were found on two properties in St. Isi­dore-de-Clifton and one prop­erty in Cook­shire. On Septem­ber 18th, 345 plants were found on a prop­erty in Bury and 305 were found in Wee­don. Septem­ber 19th saw the po­lice erad­i­cate 150 more plants in Wee­don. They also searched an in­te­rior space and found about sixty cut­tings and 400 grams of bulk mar­i­juana. Three peo­ple were ar­rested in con­nec­tion to this: a 34 year-old man; a 32 yearold woman; and a 63 yearold man.

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