OPP Looking To Identify Suspect In Fraud Investigation

Wednesday August 10th, 2022

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OPP are looking to identify a suspect wanted in a fraud investigation.

Police say on June 2nd, 2022, they responded to an address in the Municipality of Lakeshore where an unknown suspect stole the victim’s identity, took over his cell phone account and withdrew cash from his bank account.

Investigation revealed that on May 31st, 2022, an unknown male attended a Rogers store located in the city of Barrie, provided a fraudulent Ontario drivers licence and made changes to the victim’s cell phone plan. On the same day, the suspect attended a Bank located in Owen Sound and fraudulently withdrew $4,500 from the victim’s account.

Additionally, the victim advised that there was an attempt to set up a credit card under his name, however, the application was denied.

The OPP is continuing to investigate and is seeking the publics assistance to identify a person of interest in this investigation in the above photo.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.catchcrooks.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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