Halton police asking for public’s help in identifying fraud suspect

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Halton police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect allegedly responsible for scamming multiple HomeSense Department stores throughout Halton and Peel, Ont.

On several occasions last month, police allege a man visited a handful of HomeSense Department stores in Halton and Peel and either stole merchandise or performed a fraud technique known as “a non-receipted refund scam.”

The scam involves an individual coming into a store empty-handed, selecting a piece of merchandise, and then taking it to the store’s customer service department and requesting to return the item for a store credit without a receipt.

The suspect is currently wanted for four counts of theft under $5,000 and three counts of fraud under $5,000.

He is being described as being anywhere from 35 to 45-years-old.

Read more at Inside Halton

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.