Traveling Fraudsters Arrested in West Kelowna

B.C., Kelowna

2017-09-13 15:42 PDT

File # 2017-55230

Police were called by a vigilant employee who reported a suspicious couple in their store.

On September 11th, 2017 at 5:15 pm, the West Kelowna RCMP were called to a local business for a suspected Fraud in progress involving a male and a female. The investigation revealed that a 23 year old female and her 30 year old accomplice had obtained a credit card in someone else’s name and promptly went on a shopping spree. The male was arrested inside the store while the female suspect was arrested in the parking lot after leaving the store once police arrived. Both male and female spent the night in jail and they will be appearing in court this morning to face a variety of charges including Identity Theft, Identity Fraud, Impersonation and Obstruction.

Both suspects are from out of province and it’s believed that they may have committed similar frauds elsewhere.

Anyone with any information about these fraudsters are asked to contact Cst. John BROWN of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
 

Released by

Cpl. Tania Carroll

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
350 Doyle Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V7
Office: 250-470-6361
Fax: 250-470-6348

Email: Tania.Carroll@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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