Theft and Forgery of a Credit Card (Sentencing Cases)

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Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Shamshiri,
2013 ONSC 1906 (CanLII)
$1,000 and 18 month probation
R v Saade,
2006 NSSC 279 (CanLII),
2 years The offender was also charged with conspiracy. The offence is said to impact reliance on electronic banking system and is more prevalent than even.
R v Harvey-Langton,
2012 MBPC 64 (CanLII)
5 years The accused and his accomplice were found in possession of the credit card numbers of 2,447 people and the identity information of 2,438 people.
R v Kanagaratnam,
2011 MBPC 72 (CanLII)
14 months credit card fraud
R v Zhang,
2008 BCSC 674 (CanLII)
R v Khaira,
2011 ABPC 340 (CanLII)
14 months The offender couriered three packages from Hong Kong to Canada. They contained 6,000 forged Alberta driver's licences and 14,000 forged credit cards. He was 21 years old and had no prior record.
R v Sandranathan,
2007 ONCJ 261 (CanLII)
2 years (global)
21 months (poss'n credit device)
21 months (fraud over)
21 months (poss'n forgery device)
21 months (poss'n credit data)
The offender pleaded guilty to 27 counts of credit card skimming and 5 counts breach of conditions.
R v Marano [2007] A.J. No. 425, (Alta. Prov. Ct.) 16 months The offender assisted an accomplice install debit card skimming devices and video recorders at the gas station he worked at. The devices recorded a total of 714 transactions. There was no financial loss since they were caught before they could retrieve the data. The offender had been promised $20,000 for his role. He was 26 years old and had a lengthy record that included possession of stolen credit cards.
R v Naqvi [2005] A.J. No. 1593 (Alta. Prov. Ct.) 18 months
R v Ali [2001] O.J. No. 3757 (Ont. Sup.Ct.) 18 month CSO The two offenders defrauded 6 banks of $139,000 total by hiring gas station attendants to copy debit cards over 3 months. Both accused had no prior record and were responsible for supporting their families. Restitution of $5,000 was made before sentencing with a promise of $10,000 over 12 months after sentence.

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