The Huntsville OPP are seeking help from the public to identify a suspect involved in a fraud case.
A male suspect called the elderly victim and pretended to be a bank employee on March 26. The suspect had the victim go the bank and withdraw money before returning home with the cash in hand. The suspect then went to the victim’s residence and took the money. Police said they want to remind the public to be aware of phone and internet scams. If you receive suspicious phone calls or emails asking for your personal information or requesting you to transfer money, contact your financial institution directly to validate the request before making any transactions.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.