On the 22nd of December 2016 officers with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 30 year old Carrie Maki at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre for a number of offences.
It is alleged that, on the 16th of July 2016 the accused fraudulently obtained a credit card under the name of a person known to her. On the 20th of July 2016 she obtained cheques from that fraudulent account and on two occasions, the 2nd of August and the 9th of September, she wrote cheques out to her name in the amount of $600.00 each time.
In a separate incident on the 5th of August 2016 the accused broke into a downtown business and used a point of sale machine to obtain a $2000.00 refund on the fraudulent credit card that she had obtained. The accused also took cheques belonging to the business and is alleged to have written those cheques out in her name for various amounts of money. The accused attempted to cash those cheques however was unsuccessful.
On the 22nd of August 2016 the accused is alleged to have stolen a cellular phone belonging to a person known to her. The accused obtained the victim’s banking information from that phone and used the victim’s bank account on the 26th of September to make a $2000.00 payment on the fraudulently obtained credit card.
Between the 19th and the 24th of November 2016 the accused is alleged to have written a total of 21 fraudulent cheques for various amounts of money from bank accounts in various names.
Carrie Maki was arrested by officers and has been charged with;
- 12 counts of Uttering a Forged Document,
- 2 counts of Fraud,
- 1 count of False Pretences,
- 1 count of Possession of Stolen Property,
- 1 count of Theft Under $5000.00,
- 1 count of Break and Enter, and;
- 7 counts of Breach of Recognizance.
She will appear in bail court tomorrow.