Police Warn of Woman Selling Fake Gold

Tuesday April 20th, 2021

Posted at 2:45pm

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The Windsor Police Service Financial Crimes Unit is warning the public of a woman who may be intentionally selling fake gold in exchange for cash.

Police say that on Monday, April 19th, 2021 officers were called to the 800 block of Hall Avenue for a report of a fraud that occurred at approximately 3:00 pm.

They say that a female, driving an older model black Dodge Caravan, approached the victim who was outside and offered a large bag of gold jewelry in exchange for cash. The female advised the jewelry was worth a substantial amount of money and was offering it for much less. She advised the victim that she was trying to escape a domestic relationship and required the money. The female had multiple children in the vehicle with her at the time.

The victim accepted the offer and it was later confirmed the jewelry was fake. The victim subsequently contacted police.

The suspect is described as a female, 30-40 years old, approximately 4’0″ – 4’10”, chubby build, green eyes, and was wearing a blue hijab, black shirt and blue coat.

The Financial Crimes Unit is asking anyone who may have been approached by this women or may have also been victimized to contact police.

Anyone in the area where the incident occurred who has video surveillance cameras is requested to check their footage for possible evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police – Financial Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4334 or ext. 4000 (after hours), Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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