Police are on the lookout for a man who spent thousands of dollars with a stolen credit card in Vernon and the area.
RCMP say it all started over a week ago, on Feb. 8, when a man allegedly stole a credit card from the Husky gas station at 4500 27 St. in Vernon.
The card, which belongs to a local business, was then used several times at retailers in the Vernon area, according to an RCMP media release, racking up thousands of dollars in charges.
The suspect RCMP want to identify was caught on video and an image has been released.
Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian man, between 35 and 45 years of age, with short brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, black and white T-shirt, glasses and a silver necklace.
Anyone with any information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Const. Mark MacAulay at the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.
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This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.