It’s believed the accused would then establish relationships, before finding their pin codes and stealing debit and credit cards.
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The pair worked together, police said, and it’s alleged they stole more than ,000 from bank accounts belonging to eight Alberta men, four in Edmonton and four in Calgary, beginning in 2015.
Its alleged Mourad Aytour, 42, and Saed Teeti, 36, targeted multiple males on online dating sites that are frequented by older gay males.
The two accused are each facing eight counts each of fraud and theft, and numerous other charges are pending.
The pair was arrested in a joint operation with the Edmonton Police Service Cyber Crimes Investigative Detail and Technological Crimes Unit and members of the Calgary Police on Thursday, February 18 at two homes in southwest Calgary.
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