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Three men, one a Burlington resident, face numerous charges related to alleged fraud and counterfeit credit cards.

Halton Regional Police say that on Wednesday (July 3), shortly after 4:30 p.m., one of its off-duty officers was shopping at a grocery store in the area of Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road when he watched a man try to buy pre-paid credit cards with what appeared to be a counterfeit credit card.

After several attempts to complete the transaction, the man was unsuccessful and left the store.

The officer saw the man get into a vehicle containing two people and head westbound on Upper Middle Road.

The vehicle was stopped by officers in the area of nearby William O’Connell Boulevard.

Police allege a quantity of fraudulently obtained merchandise, counterfeit credit cards and associated documents were found within the vehicle.

Azki Mohamed, 21, of Burlington, Nisanth Visiththiramoorthy, 20, of Toronto, and Mithunan Vamathevan, 19, of Woodbridge are all charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, possession of property obtained by crime, personation, possession of counterfeit credit card, possession of counterfeit mark (two counts) and fraud under $5,000 (two counts).;