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Kamloops police searching for man behind Instagram scam

Police believe this man is behind a scam involving the picture phone app Instagram in Kamloops.
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December 21, 2015 - 10:48 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police are on the lookout for a man accused of illegally obtaining a stay and food at a Kamloops hotel by pretending to be an Instagram advertising executive.

The man stayed at a hotel and ate for free by promising to promote the business on the phone photo sharing app Instagram, but he never delivered on his end of the deal.

The hotel reported the man to police Nov. 11, 2015. 

Police are looking to identify the man to prevent similar instances of this unusual fraud.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his mid-thirties, with dark hair and a receding hair line.

If you have any information on this suspect, you are encouraged to contact Kamloops RCMP. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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