**** HRP Media Release
Police charge four people for a series of frauds
Police have charged four people in relation to a series of frauds that occurred in the Halifax-area last week.
On November 8 at approximately 4:15 p.m. police responded to a fraud in-progress call at O’Regan’s
BMW located at 3240 Kempt Road. A man was attempting to obtain a vehicle with fraudulent documentation. The man was arrested at the scene without incident.
Investigators from the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continued to investigate. Investigators conducted a search of a residence on Frederick Avenue in Halifax and seized additional fraudulent documents. Three additional suspects were arrested near the residence on Frederick Avenue.
I addition to the November 8 incident the four suspects are facing charges in relation to three other incidents that occurred on November 7 at O’Regan’s Mercedes located at 3585 Kempt Road in Halifax, Steele Hyundai located at 3625 Kempt Road in Halifax and O’Regan’s Toyota located at 60 Baker Drive in Dartmouth.
Marc Grenier, 24, of Laval, Quebec; Jerry Lee Aarestrup, 36, of Chateauguay, Quebec; Marc Arthur Gauvin, 31, of Lonqeuil, Quebec; and Carolane Prevost, 23, of St-Len, Quebec appeared in court on November 12 to face four counts each of:
- Fraud over $5,000
- Identity fraud to obtain property
- Identity theft
- Uttering forged document
- Make, possess or sell identity documents
Carolane Prevost was also charged with four counts of breaching a court order.