On September 19, the Prince George RCMP received a report of an identity theft and fraud that had occurred in August.
An unknown suspect had defrauded a local branch of a national bank of thousands of dollars using the identity of a Port Coquitlam man. Substantial withdrawals were made in Prince George, Quesnel and Williams Lake.
Investigators believe that this suspect travels between communities and has committed similar offences before. He may have ties to the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect. He is described as:
- Non-white male
- Approximately 40 to 50 years old
- 173 cm (5’8″)
- 82 kg (180 lbs)
- Short dark hair with a mustache and goatee
“We are confident that someone will recognize this suspect and help to further our investigation,” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “Stealing an identity is a tremendously personal crime and this individual needs to be held accountable.”
If you have any information about this Criminal offence or the person responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.