Winnipeg Cafe Fakes Anti-Semitic Hate Crime
The Bermax Cafe in Winnipeg has faked an anti-Semitic hate crime, according to police. Maxim, Alexander and Oxana Berent were arrested on charges of mischief for staging what has been called one of the worst hate crimes in Canada. In the apparent hoax, the owners made it appear as though Bermax was ransacked, robbed and sprayed with anti-Semitic graffiti.
Winnipeg police chief, Danny Smyth, told media that more than 1000 hours and 25 officers had been invested in solving the crime, which has now been ruled a hoax.
The GoFundMe campaign in support of the cafe has since been suspended by Robbie Kfir Mulder-Kiesman.
Media sources: Global