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Fraud investigation in Fort Erie leads to arrest

A 50-year-old man faces charges
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On Feb. 9, 2019, uniform members along with 5 District Criminal Investigative Branch began investigating a rash of fraudulent transactions that were occurring at various business within the Town of Fort Erie with the use of stolen credit/debit cards.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged 50-year-old Michael Lucchesi with five counts of Use of Stolen Credit Card and five counts for Possessing a Stolen Credit Card.

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