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Abbotsford Women Sentenced for $80K in Fraudulent Credit Card Purchases

Abbotsford (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – An Abbotsfordwoman, along with her spouse, was responsible for 345 fraudulent credit card purchases for a total of $80,000 has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Ripy Jubbal, 47, was recently sentenced to B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster after previously guilty to six different counts related to the fraudulent use of credit cards and credit card data.

Jubbal was given six and a half months’ credit for time served, leaving her with two years in custody.Jubbal and her spouse, Karmjit Tiwana, 48, each initially faced 22 charges, all in Abbotsford.

Tiwana was sentenced in June 2020 to a conditional sentence two years less a day.Court documents state that between September 2016and January 2017 the two used the identities of 19 different victims to open fraudulent accounts and credit card numbers.The credit cards were then used for various purchases,including women’s shoes and other goods, which Jubbal sold over Facebook; a trip toFiji; also the lease of a BMW.

As part of Jubbal’s sentence, she has been ordered to pay back the $6,700.Jubbal and Tiwana were arrested in January 2017 at their residences on Rainbow Avenue in Abbotsford.

Search warrants had been executed at their residence as well as their storage locker.According to the court documents, among the items seized by police were stolen mail and stolen property from a robbery, a break-in and a vehicle.Documents, receipts and notebooks contained detailed lists of victims’ personal information and credit cards.There was also a stolen driver’s license that had been altered to have Jubbal’s face on it.

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