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Largo police investigate Canadian fraud scheme

LARGO — Detectives were involved in investigating a fraud scheme based in Canada that stole from a Largo business, police said. On Feb. 17, a fraudulent order was placed with Tech Data Canada, a subsidiary of Tech Data Corp., which is headquartered in Largo. More than $50,000 worth of computer equipment was shipped to a residence in Laval, Quebec. The company asked Largo police to work with Canadian officials to recover the stolen goods, which had already been shipped by UPS. Largo police detective Lara Young contacted Canadian law enforcement and a search warrant was issued to recover the equipment. About half of the equipment was gone, but officials recovered about $20,000 worth of the stolen items. Canadian authorities arrested two people and their investigation remains active, Largo police said.

Largo police investigate Canadian fraud scheme 03/21/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:04pm]
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