65 additional charges laid against care aide who was allegedly stealing elderly victims’ money

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SURREY: Surrey RCMP has laid 65 additional charges against 30-year-old, Ana Marie Lat Chamdal of Surrey who was allegedly defrauding elderly victims.

Chamdal was arrested in June 2022, Surrey RCMP Financial Crime Unit identified Chamdal as a suspect using stolen credit cards in Surrey and Delta.

Richmond RCMP received a report that a wallet was stolen from a 96-year old man’s residence in Richmond. Credit and debit cards from the wallet were being fraudulently used in Surrey and Delta.

Surrey RCMP Financial Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation and identified a suspect. The suspect, an in home care aide, had been hired to assist with caring for the elderly man. It is alleged the suspect stole the wallet and fraudulently used debit and credit cards.

On July 22, 2022, an arrest warrant was issued Chamdal of Surrey. She was charged with fraud over $5000, possession/use of a stolen credit card, two counts of using a forged document, identity theft, personation with intent to gain advantage and breach of undertaking.

On July 27, 2022, Chamdal was arrested and brought before Judge who released her on court-imposed conditions. 

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.

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