Off duty police officer spots suspicious behavior and calls it in; three arrested for phony credit card scam.

By Staff.

BURLINGTON, ON.  July 4, 2013.  Shortly after 4:30 p.m., yesterday afternoon, an off-duty Halton officer was shopping in a grocery store in the area of Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road, Burlington, when he observed a man attempting to purchase pre-paid credit cards with what appeared to be a counterfeit credit card.  After several attempts to complete the transaction, the man was unsuccessful and left the store. 

 The officer observed the man get into a waiting vehicle containing two other occupants and flee westbound on Upper Middle Road.  The vehicle was stopped by responding officers in the area of William O’Connell Boulevard and a quantity of fraudulently obtained merchandise, counterfeit credit cards and associated documents were found within.

 The three men face a multitude of charges including:  Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Personation, Possession of Counterfeit Credit Card, Possession of Counterfeit Mark (two counts) and Fraud Under $5000 (two counts).

 ACCUSED:

 Azki MOHAMED (21 years) of Burlington

 Nisanth VISITHTHIRAMOORTHY (20 years) of Toronto

 Mithunan VAMATHEVAN (19 years) of Woodbridge

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