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THREE alleged fraudsters were collared by police after an alert officer pulled them over for poor driving.
Police said an officer from the canine unit noticed a Chevrolet Impala near Portage Avenue and Lyle Street Monday at about 12:30 p.m., and pulled the vehicle over for a routine traffic stop.
Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen said the driver was "not following the rules of the road" but wouldn't elaborate.
Inside the vehicle they found 38 counterfeit debit cards, more than $10,000 in cash, electronic equipment used in credit card fraud and credit card gift cards.
Police allege the accused travelled throughout Winnipeg using counterfeit debit cards to make withdrawals and purchases.
"There's going to be a significant trail that we're going to have to follow," said Michalyshen. "It is our belief... these individuals stole the data from the Toronto area, came to Winnipeg and made purchases and ATM transactions with those cards."
Sugenthan Sven Thirunavukarsu, 25, Niroshon Placidass, 23, and Nathalie Renee Graham-Hunt, 23, were charged with fraud offences. They were detained in custody.