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Guy comes back to Canada, gets arrested for 10-year-old fraud

He was released on his own recognizance
Arrest handcuffs 2 2016
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In December 2006, police initiated an investigation into multiple individuals after receiving a complaint from bank officials about fraudulent activity.  

The investigation uncovered that these individuals had applied for credit in their own names with no intention of ever paying it back. 

This fraud scheme is known as a “bust out fraud”.  In 2007, two individuals were arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000. A third individual was identified but never located. 

The total amount of fraudulent transactions that these three were responsible for was approximately $170,000. A warrant was issued for his arrest in 2007. 

On Dec. 13, 2016, with the assistance of Canadian Border Services, Yasir Shaheen, 37 years of Edmonton, was arrested at Pearson International Airport returning to Canada.  

He was brought to the Guelph Police Service on the strength of the warrant for fraud over $5,000. He was later released on his own recognizance with a court date in early February 2017.