Edmonton police charge two men in $1M cellphone fraud
EDMONTON — Two men are facing charges in what Edmonton police allege was a $1-million cellphone scam.
Police say two suspects fraudulently acquired cellphones from a mobile phone provider at outlets across Western Canada using a fake corporate account.
The suspects were then reportedly selling the phones online.
Police say they became aware of the problem on the weekend when officers were called to a complaint of fraud at a south-side mall.
Two men were arrested in the mall parking lot.
Cody Tyler Stott, 35, of no fixed address, and Mohammed Ifran Vohra, 29, of Surrey, B.C., are charged with fraud and uttering forged documents.