September 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM
KELOWNA - A man known as a serial scammer is believed to be behind the latest string of reports in Kelowna.
Police investigators say it appears a 40-year-old Kelowna man with a long list of convictions appears to be at it again, often using the story of a broken down truck or claiming he's a new neighbour who locked his keys in his residence to get money from unsuspecting victims.
RCMP say the man is known to police as a crack cocaine user and supports his habit through these scams. Over the years he has taken thousands of dollars from victims and police suspect there are ‘countless unreported incidents’ as well.
The man saw 44 convictions between 2002 and 2012, including 10 for fraud and 18 under false pretence offences.
The scammer is described as Caucasian, 6’1”, 190 lbs with short brown hair and hazel eyes.
RCMP remind people to not feel pressured to give money and to not disclose personal information. If you believe you may have been the target of a scammer be sure to report it to the police.
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