It is alleged that between February 22nd, 2011 and March 21st, 2011, Kathleen McKenna of Burlington entered numerous fitness facilities in Hamilton, Ancaster and Waterdown and broke into lockers to steal credit cards which were quickly and fraudulently used at nearby stores.
It is alleged that McKenna would boldly walk into the facility acting as a member or purchase a day pass using previously stolen identification. Once inside the locker room, she would use bolt cutters to enter lockers to steal valuables and credit cards. McKenna would then attend at a business close by to use the credit cards to make purchases, before the gym victims knew their property had been stolen.
It appears she was operating throughout other areas of southern Ontario during this period as she faces additional similar fraud charges in Niagara. Similar incidents continue to be investigated in other adjoining jurisdictions.
McKenna was in custody in Hamilton for other unrelated charges when on July 11th, 2011 she was charged for the gym thefts and frauds.
Charged: Kathleen McKenna, 29 yrs. of Burlington
Charges: Theft Under $5,000
Fraud Under $5,000 x 3
Theft of Credit Cards x 5
Use Stolen Credit Cards x 3
Identity Theft x 2
Fraudulent Possession of Identity Documents x 2
Breach of Probation