Lethbridge mechanic accused of credit card fraud, overcharging customers Pi News

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The owner of a Lethbridge mechanic shop is facing 62 charges following an investigation into alleged fraud, and police believe the victims have yet to be identified.

An investigation into Fisher Diesel was launched by the Lethbridge Police Service Economic Crimes Unit in 2021 regarding questionable business practices.

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Two dozen victims were identified and investigators determined that between 2018 and 2021, victims were defrauded of a combined $500,000 as a result of credit card fraud and advanced charges for services that were never provided.

The store’s owner, Grant Ryan Stevenson, 40, of Stirling, Alta., currently faces 62 charges, including:

  • theft over $5,000;
  • Unauthorized use of credit card;
  • possession of proceeds of crime;
  • fraud; and,
  • Fraud over $5,000.

Stevenson was released from custody ahead of a July 14 court appearance.

The mechanic shop at 2125 36th Street N is no longer in business.

Anyone who believes they may have been the victim of an alleged fraud at Fisher Diesel is encouraged to contact the LPS Economic Crimes Unit at 403-327-2210 and reference file number 21031706.

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