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Red Deer RCMP look for assistance to ID fraud suspect

November 7, 2017 2:22 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a woman suspected of breaking into four lockers at a Red Deer fitness facility on September 27, stealing credit cards and other items from four female victims. At this point in the investigation, RCMP believe the suspect is the same woman who was caught on camera in two other fraud instances in recent months, and are sharing a number of surveillance photos from all three instances.

September 27, 2017: the suspect entered a women’s change room at a fitness facility and cut the locks from four lockers, leaving with credit and bank cards, personal cheques, electronics and other items including keys.

One of the victims’ credit cards was used twice before it was cancelled. Another victim’s bank card was used. Attempts were made to cash cheques stolen from one of the victims. A bank account was opened in one of the victims’ names before the fraud was discovered and the account was frozen.

 

July 13, 2017: Red Deer RCMP were called to a jewellery store in Parkland Mall at 8:20 pm on July 13 after a woman attempted to open a store credit card using a stolen credit card and driver’s license as her identification. The store staff verified that the credit card had been reported stolen and called RCMP, at which point the suspect fled from the store. The victim’s purse had been stolen on July 5 when thieves broke into a locked locker at a Calgary fitness facility. A media release containing these photos was previously sent out on July 21.

photo of fraud suspect   photo of fraud suspect

July 13, 2017: Red Deer RCMP obtained further photos after it was determined the suspect had used the identification stolen out of Calgary on July 5 to withdraw $1,700 from one branch of the victim’s bank, and then attended a second branch where she attempted unsuccessfully to access more funds from a credit line.

photo of fraud suspect  

If you recognize this woman or have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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Media contact:
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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