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2 men charged in credit-card skimming and manufacturing operation in Calgary

06/18/2015 01:41 EDT | Updated 06/18/2016 05:59 EDT
CALGARY - Two Calgary men are facing dozens of charges in a credit-card skimming and manufacturing operation.

Police are asking people to check their credit-card statements for illegitimate payments as hundreds of cards were skimmed.

The six-month investigation started following complaints about skimming devices being put on gas pumps throughout Calgary.

Two homes were searched Wednesday and police say they found more than $150,000 worth of high-end merchandise from Holt Renfrew, Burberry, Nordstrom, Prada, Gucci and Go Pro.

They also found a fully functioning credit card and ID counterfeiting lab.

Denys Ranyuk, who is 32, and 33-year-old Dimitri Barbu face a total of 39 charges.

Police believe the pair was able to get the information from more than 500 credit card numbers per month.

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