After a nearly two-year investigation, Airdrie RCMP have arrested and charged 40-year-old Alexandra Beckow of Surrey, B.C. for fraud over $5,000 and four counts of fraudulent use of credit card data.
According to a press release from the detachment, Airdrie RCMP initiated an investigation into fraud in May 2019. After sending out a media release of Beckow’s arrest as a result of selling fraudulent travel vouchers, Airdrie RCMP received several more complaints of the same nature.
"The victims reported they had purchased travel vouchers from Beckow or had fraudulent charges on their credit cards," the release stated.
The lengthy investigation revealed the scheme took advantage of at least 47 victims from Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. The victims were collectively defrauded of more than $250,000, according to RCMP.
Beckow was arrested in Surrey, B.C. and transported back to Alberta on March 18. Her bail hearing is scheduled for March 24.