The RCMP has brought to an end an alleged illegal spending spree with the arrest of a man who has been charged with a string of credit card related offences covering a number of Highway 16 communities from Prince Rupert to Smithers.
Prince Rupert RCMP released details on Monday of the volume of charges facing Shaune Michael Nelson, who was arrested on Friday, August 6th, and spent the weekend in Prince Rupert cells. He made his first court appearance in regard to those charges on Monday morning at the Prince Rupert court house.
The thirty five year old male faces charges of seventeen counts of fraud, seventeen coins of uttering forged documents, seventeen counts of possess, use of and traffic of credit card date and two counts of failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance.
The investigation into those offences involved both the Prince Rupert RCMP and the British Columbia Gaming Enforcement Branch.
Full details of the offences and the nature of recent fraudulent transactions in the Prince Rupert area can be found on the RCMP website.