Ottawa police have issued a request for public assistance in identifying a woman sought in connection with theft and fraud offences committed in a “centrally located mall” in January.
A media released distributed Saturday said the woman allegedly took shopping bags, purses or packsacks while their owners were distracted or had left belongings unattended for a few minutes. The credit cards were then used to make fraudulent purchases, police added.
The woman was described as being in her mid-thirties to mid-forties and with a medium build and dark brown, shoulder-length hair.
Anyone with information about the woman was asked to contact the Ottawa Police Services central criminal investigation unit at 613-236-1222 ext 5166.
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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.