ed note–remember as you read this story the following passage from the book of Deuteronomy, one of the most important books in the bible when it comes to understanding the Jewish mindset–
–When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery…
The following news story does not indicate the national origin of this theft/fraud conspiracy, but we know from experience that when it involves Jews and Israel, there is suddenly a shortage of information. If it were A-rabs, we would konw about it. If it were EYE-talians, we would know about it. Any other group involved in it, and no one would be concerned about ‘pandering to bigotry’ or any such nonsense. We would know.
Remember–for every criminal act that Jews–either as individuals or as a group-commit, there is a religious justification for it such as in the above passage from Deuteronomy that sanctions stealing.
Quebec police have arrested dozens of people who are believed to be members of a Montreal-based crime network linked to an international fraud scheme.
More than 40 suspects were arrested after police conducted several Wednesday morning raids in the Montreal area, RCMP Sgt. Chris Lamarre told CTVNews.ca.
At least a dozen other suspects are still wanted on arrest warrants.
The suspects face 368 charges including gangsterism, fraud, identity theft and participation in a criminal organization.
According to the RCMP, in Canada it’s rare for criminal organization charges to be laid in a fraud-related investigation.
Police claim that members of the Montreal-based network stole payment card machines from businesses and replaced them with phony devices.
It’s alleged that the suspects altered the original machines to clone debit and credit card information before returning them to businesses the next morning.
The technology installed in the modified machines allowed the suspects to download sensitive credit and debit card information, according to police.
All that personal data was allegedly used to produce counterfeit payment cards and withdraw money from the bank accounts of those affected.
Lamarre said the crime network is believed to have accomplices in British Columbia and Ontario as well as abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Tunisia and England.
To zero in on the suspects, the RCMP says it worked in concert with Surete du Quebec and various other police forces.
An investigation into the alleged scheme began in 2008 by the RCMP’s Integrated Counterfeit Enforcement Team, which is tasked with looking into various types of counterfeiting activity. The probe was triggered by complaints from store owners.
More than 80 searches have been conducted as part of the probe. As a result, a number of items have been seized, including:
- More than 12,000 counterfeit bank cards
- Close to 200 “point-of-sale” terminals
- More than 1,000 items used for machine tampering
- Several payment card readers, encoders and embossers.
Other items included about $120,000 in Canadian and U.S. currency, as well as mobile phones, vehicles and weapons.
With the remaining suspects still at large, police have urged store owners to ensure payment card machines are anchored down and inspected often.