Arrest made in fake Alexis Lafreniere hockey cards

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Feb 8, 2021; New York, NY, USA; Alexis Lafreniere #13 of the New York Rangers sits on the bench prior to warm-ups before the game against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on February 08, 2021 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

An apparent Alexis Lafrenière Pee-Wee Tournament card was being sold for around $100 on Ebay. According to recent reports, the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament warned that fake cards of Alexis with the tournament logo from 2013 was being sold online.

Arrest made over fake Alexis Lafreniere cards

Quebec police announced that a 54 year-old woman from the Province was arrested in connection with the cards. Additionally, cards and digital hardware were seized.

Alexis Lafrenière has just started to come on for the Blueshirts with 3 points in last four games.

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Fake Alexis Lafreniere card sold on Ebay (Source: SPVQ)

Quebec Police Press Release:

Québec, February 26, 2021 – On February 24, following a criminal investigation conducted by the Fraud and Proceeds of Crime Unit of the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ), the police proceeded to the arrest of a 54-year-old woman for fraud.

Following a search carried out as part of this investigation, several hockey cards and computer equipment were seized. The SPVQ investigation is still underway and charges could be filed later after analysis by the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP).

At the start of the investigation, initiated in December 2020, the SPVQ warned the population against counterfeit Alexis Lafrenière hockey cards and requested the collaboration of the public in order to advance it.

People who have information to transmit are invited to contact the SPVQ. For immediate intervention, dial 911 and if not, 418 641-AGIR, extension 2447 or 1 888 641-AGIR (toll free). The information will be treated confidentially. The file in reference is QUE201208-087.

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