Spade tattoo clue to $20K St. John’s jewellery fraudster

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St. John’s, NL police are releasing more information about a man accused of stealing $20,000 worth of merchandise from multiple jewellery stores in the city.

The accused has targeted at least three jewellery stores in the metro area this month. In all three incidences, the man purchased jewellery using a prepaid credit card.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the businesses were notified days later that the transactions were fraudulent.

The man is described as having an average build and a “spade-like tattoo” on his left hand.

He reportedly used the names Ian Nelson and Derick Parker, which police believe to be aliases.

Police are warning local businesses to report all suspicious activity.

Read more at CBC News Newfoundland and Labrador

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.