At least five investigators are working to analyze the “computer and documentary items,” according to one of the documents consulted. (File photo)
More than 120 computer items were seized as part of the investigation.
Sergeant Gohier specifies that preparing the disclosure of the evidence requires tedious redaction work in order to protect in particular several innocent third parties contained in the seized items.
The documents also reveal that the SQ met around forty victims of identity theft and fraud.
Other meetings with Desjardins employees are planned to complete the analyzes resulting from the searches at Desjardins.
The SQ investigation could therefore end in 2024 and then lead to charges in the case of the massive data theft revealed in June 2019.
The objective of this major police investigation is to uncover an identity theft scheme affecting several million people, members of the Desjardins Movement, and trafficking in identifying information which is likely to lead to repeated fraud schemes.
A quote from Extract from the request for extension of the detention of property seized by the SQ, June 2023
This is a suspicious transaction that occurred in Laval in December 2018 which had aroused the suspicions of Desjardins, who filed a complaint with the Laval Police Department.
The SQ investigation began in June 2019. It concerns possible offenses of identity theft, trafficking in identifying information, fraud over $5,000 and offenses for the benefit of #x27;a criminal organization.
To date, the investigation involves 11 subjects and 14 companies.
A former Desjardins employee is suspected of stealing the data of millions of customers, but he is not yet facing any charges.
A $200 million out-of-court settlement was reached in December 2021.