Arrest made in $50,000 line of credit theft

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Port Moody police are warning people to maintain careful watch over their banking activity after a local woman lost $50,000 in fraudulent expenditures to her line of credit.

Police responded to a complaint May 5 that funds had been charged to the woman’s line of credit through March and April at several business, automated teller machines and a casino.

On June 7, members of the Port Moody Police Community Action Team and Patrol executed a search warrant in the 19800-block of 37A Ave. in Langley, where a 34-year-old female was arrested at the scene.

The female was charged with two counts of unauthorized use of credit card data and a breach of recognizance. She is currently in custody.

In a press release, Const. Jason Maschke stated that vigilance over personal finances is important because while information breaches do occur, the damage can be mitigated by early detection.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Port Moody Department or Crime Stoppers (bccrimestoppers.com).