Delivery driver scam artist sought by Kelowna RCMP

KELOWNA - A smooth talking scam artist with a penchant for takeout has been fingered for targetting local delivery drivers and scamming them out of food.

Kelowna RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release police believe there have been multiple instances of a man ordering delivery food and arranging to pick it up somewhere other than a home address.

Police say the man will produce a credit card that is declined on payment then convince the driver that a fictional friend or relative is going to cover the tab by going into the restaurant where the order was placed. They never do. 

O’Donaghey said losses suffered by the delivery drivers have ranged from $60 to $100 and they want to hear from anyone else who has been scammed in this fashion.

Police do not offer a description of the suspect but ask anyone who has been scammed or has information to call Const. Apollonia de Jong at 250-762-3300.


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