Abbotsford woman sentenced to $ 80,000 in fraudulent credit card purchases – Peace Arch News

An Abbotsford woman who, along with her husband, was responsible for 345 fraudulent credit card purchases totaling $ 80,000 has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

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

She got six and a half months credit for the time served, leaving her with just under two years in prison.

Jubbal and his wife, Karmjit Tiwana, 48, initially faced 22 charges, all in Abbotsford. Tiwana was sentenced in June 2020 to a suspended sentence of two years less a day.

Court documents indicate that between September 2016 and January 2017, the couple used the identities of 19 different victims to open fraudulent accounts and credit card numbers.

Credit cards were then used for various purchases, including women’s shoes and other products, which Jubbal sold on Facebook; a trip to Fiji; and the rental of a BMW.

In one case, the couple fraudulently purchased a trip for $ 6,700 through a travel agent. As a result, the travel agency was, in accordance with the use of credit cards by these merchants, invoiced in return for the amount of the tickets.

The employee who sold the tickets was then forced by her employer to personally pay the arrears, borrowing the money with interest to do so.

As part of her sentence, Jubbal was ordered to repay the $ 6,700.

Jubbal and Tiwana were arrested in January 2017 at their Rainbow Avenue residences in Abbotsford. Search warrants were executed in their residences and in a storage locker.

According to court documents, among the items seized by police were stolen mail and property stolen in a theft, burglary and a vehicle.

The documents, receipts and notebooks contained detailed lists of the victims’ personal information and credit cards.

A stolen driver’s license was also found which had been altered to include Jubbal’s face.

According to court documents, Jubbal has a criminal history that includes a 2004 fraud conviction in which she was ordered to pay back $ 17,000 to a victim.

In 2008, she was convicted of fraud, possession of stolen property and breaching her bail conditions.

Another fraud conviction followed in 2009 and again in 2011, when she was also convicted of credit card and identity theft offenses and served a 30-month sentence.

Tiwana had no criminal record at the time of his conviction.

In sentencing, Judge Kenneth Ball took note of a 2008 incident in which Jubbal witnessed the gunshot murder of her boyfriend in their townhouse in Surrey. She fled the house by jumping out of a second story window.

Previous reports indicate that the man killed was Sunny Bains. Gangster Raminder “Manny” Bhander was later convicted of second degree murder and Jubbal testified at that trial.

Ball said Jubbal had been using crystal meth since 2007 and was using drugs daily at the time of his most recent offenses.

Ball referred to a pre-sentence report in which a forensic psychologist who interviewed Jubbal said she was at a high risk of reoffending and described her as a person “good at deception, and that she does not show. no sincere remorse for his fraudulent behavior and the effect the repeated behavior had on his victims.

Ball said the offenses allowed Jubbal to “live an undeserved lifestyle, while robbing victims of their hard-earned money and credit.”

“The offender’s repeated conduct by fraudulently using credit cards and stolen personal information harms not only individuals, but the community as a whole, in a profound way that damages personal and business finances in the community. “, did he declare.

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