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Police seeking public's help to identify Okanagan fraud suspect

West Kelowna RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect in a string of cash loan business frauds in the Central Okanagan.
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March 04, 2019 - 1:03 PM

WEST KELOWNA - West Kelowna RCMP hope the public can help identify a man believed responsible for a string of frauds committed at cash loan businesses.

In late December 2018 and January of this year an unknown suspect is alleged to have provided false names and produced stolen identification to obtain cash loans form several lending businesses in the Central Okanagan, according to an RCMP media release.

The suspect is believed to have taken approximately $10,000.

RCMP describe the suspect as a Caucasian man, in his 30s, with a slender build and trimmed facial hair. Police say he often wears a black baseball cap with white lettering. Police have issued an image of the suspect in an effort to help identify the man.

“Our hope is not only to positively identify the suspect, but to also prevent further businesses from being victimized by his tactics,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the release issued Monday, March 4.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Const. Matthew Mackay of the West Kelowna RCMP detachment at 250-768-2880 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip at www.crimestoppers.net.


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