Forgery charges laid as Transit Police seize counterfeit passes
Two Vancouver men are accused of making and selling counterfeit transit passes.
Transit Police say James Stuart Richardson, 47, and Daniel Blair, 65, are charged with forgery and related offences after a six-month investigation into the circulation of high-quality made-to-order fake transit passes that are normally issued by the Ministry of Social Services and Housing.
Officers conducted a sting that led to the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of computers, laminators, printers and several dozen passes ready to sell.
It's estimated the forged passes denied the transit system more than $200,000 in lost revenue.