Fraud charges against two people in alleged attempted purchases in Kemptville withdrawn

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Fraud charges have been withdrawn against two people who were alleged to have made attempted fraudulent purchases at a retail store in Kemptville.

Police say new information has come to light that resulted in the charges being withdrawn "at this time". 

Names have been removed in light of the new infromation. 

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KEMPTVILLE, ONT -- Two people have been charged with fraud after alleged attempted purchases at a retail store in Kemptville. 

Greville County OPP say they were called to the store located on Colonnade Dr. on Saturday at around 2:40 p.m. They say they received a complaint of an attempted fraudulent purchase at the store. 

OPP say they learned that the suspects were trying to make high value purchases from multiple stores using the "tap" feature on mobile phones. Police say they were told that those attempted transactions were unsuccessful. 

Police say they were able to locate a vehicle and a suspect in a parking lot after receivng descriptions of two suspects and the vehicle. 

At around 8:20 p.m., the same officer located the second suspect in a different parking lot off Ryan Wells Dr. 

Police say they also seized cannabis, several cell phones, and the vehicle. 

The accused were released and were scheduled to appear at a Brockville court later in July. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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