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Friday November 13th, 2015

Posted at 12:54pm

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The Windsor Police Financial Crimes Unit is warning the public after receiving a fraud complaint from an elderly citizen.

A 73 year old female victim told police that she was contacted on November 3rd on the telephone by a male caller who claimed to be her bank manager. The caller advised the victim that he was investigating bank employees for internal thefts at the bank and required her assistance in the investigation.

She was instructed to withdraw a total of over $7,000 on two separate occasions at different branches. The caller made arrangements with the victim to meet her in the parking lot of Giant Tiger on Tecumseh Road East, near Pillette Avenue.

She met the caller on November 5th shortly after 10am. He took the money — over $7000.00 — and advised her that that he would deposit the cash back into her account and let her know on November 9th how the investigation was proceeding.

After not hearing back from the caller, the victim notified police.

The suspect is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years of age, and 6′ tall with a thin build. He was clean shaven, had short brown hair in a brush cut, brown eyes and was wearing a dark brown or tan coloured jacket slightly longer that waist length. He was wearing a black sweatshirt under the jacket and blue jeans with running shoes.

Police are reminding the pubic that financial institutions do not investigate internal thefts in this manner and would never request you to withdraw cash to assist them in an investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4330, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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