Update: additional 65 charges laid in fraud investigation involving care aide

Surrey

2023-02-02 09:31 PST

File # 2022-98250

Surrey RCMP is updating the public that addional charges have been laid in relation to an ongoing investigation into a care aide who was allegedly defrauding elderly victims.

In June 2022, Surrey RCMP Financial Crime Unit commenced the investigation and subsequently a media release requesting additional information was disseminated in July of 2022 (media release 2022-07-29).

Since the initial media release the Financial Crime Unit has continued to work diligently, identifying additional victims and securing evidence to support further charges.

On January 30, 2023, an additional 65 charges were laid against 30-year-old Ana Chamdal and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Some of the charges laid include Fraud over $5000, unlawfully in a dwelling house, assault, theft of credit cards and possession of a forged document. The new charges are in relation to 19 victims, with the majority of the alleged frauds occurring in Surrey.

Ana Chamdal was arrested on February 1, 2023 in relation to the new charges. She remains in custody awaiting her next court appearance.

Released by

Cpl. Vanessa Munn
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: surrey.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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