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UPDATE: RCMP identify fraud suspect in the North Okanagan

(UPDATE: Jan. 18, 2018 @ 2 p.m.) - The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have identified a fraud suspect after requesting the public's assistance on Tuesday.

The man was suspected of using stolen credit cards throughout the Vernon area.

(Original Story)

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking to identify an unknown man who is suspected of using stolen credits cards throughout the Vernon area.

On Jan. 5, 2018, Vernon RCMP received a report of a theft from a vehicle that occurred near Marshall Field, where a purse was stolen. Just hours after the theft from the vehicle, the stolen credit cards were allegedly used at different retailers in Vernon, racking up hundreds of dollars in charges.

<who>Photo Credit: Vernon North Okanagan RCMP</who>

The suspect is described as:

Caucasian male

  • 30 to 40-years-old
  • Stocky build
  • Facial stubble / short beard
  • Wearing a black hooded sweater and ball cap

“The majority of the reported theft from vehicles have subsequent frauds attached to them, where the stolen credit / debit cards are being used immediately after the thefts occur,” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “It is important that motorists are not leaving valuables in their vehicles. Theft from motor vehicles are a crime of opportunity. Don’t fall victim to this by making your vehicle an easy target.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com



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