Man arrested for stolen wallet; owners of tap cards beware!


On January 4th, 2017 officers with the Patrol Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 47 year old Jerry Leveille of Queen Street East for theft under $5,000.

It is alleged that on December 18th, 2017 the accused stole a wallet from a person at a downtown business.  The accused then used the tap feature on a bank card to make just over $80.00 in purchases and took $200 cash from the wallet.

Officers located the accused on January 4th, 2018 and he was taken into custody.  He has been charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and will appear in court on February 12th, 2018.

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  1. Love how it says “owners of tap cards be aware” but I love how you can’t disable this feature on credit cards. You can only disable it on bank debit cards, because visa does not have provisions to allow you to disable it… I personally never asked for the tap feature and have asked them to turn it off, but I am forced to have something that is not secure…

    • Those damn tap cards are a thieves dream come true, as soon as I saw them come out I thought it was a horrible idea, they trade safety for convenience. And is it that inconvenient to take 30 seconds of time to put in a pin number? I think it’s taking things too far, all fun and games until you lose or have it stolen, and the thief just goes on a spending spree with ease. Ridic.

      I was able to opt out of it for my visa, maybe it depends on what bank you get your credit cards through?

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