EQUIPMENT ALLEGEDLY USED TO STEAL SATELLITE
SIGNALS SEIZED BY THE RCMP
SHERBROOKE, Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - Last Thursday, police
officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Estrie Detachment, with
the assistance of the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association,
Industry Canada and Bell Express Vu, conducted a search in Austin, in
the Bedford Township, that put an end to the illegal activities of a
64-year-old man involved in the theft of satellite television signals.
He was also in possession of equipment that was allegedly used to
receive signals illegally.
As a result of this search, approximately twenty receivers, fifty Bell
smart cards that could be used for piracy, and equipment that could be
used to steal satellite signals were seized. The police officers also
seized computers containing information on satellite signal piracy.
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The Austin resident was arrested and questioned by the police officers.
He could be summoned to appear in court on charges of theft of
satellite signals, possession of equipment used to intercept satellite
signals and distribution of pirated items used to fraudulently
intercept satellite signals under the Radiocommunication Act.
The investigation was conducted by police officers of the RCMP Federal
Investigation Section. This section is responsible for investigating
cases of fraud against the Federal Government and for enforcing federal
statutes, including the Weights and Measures Act, the Copyright Act,
the Trade-marks Act, and the Radiocommunication Act.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police invites the public to report any
information on local individuals or groups of persons engaging in
illegal activities related to these statutes by calling (819) 564-5770.
All tips will be kept confidential.
Corporal Luc Bessette