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ARRESTED - Fraud Suspects Identified and Charged

 ARRESTED - Fraud Suspects Identified and Charged
August 9th, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Update) Saturday, August 12, 2017

Following a fraudulent transaction at Loblaw's on Sunday, August 6, 2017, police have arrested and charged two suspects.

Carl PICHE, 44-years-old from Barrie, has been charged with Fraud Under $5,000 and 40-year-old Kelly MACFIE of Barrie, has also been charged with Fraud Under $5,000.

Both will appear in a Barrie Court of Justice in September. 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419

Occurrence: BA17039099


(Update) Friday, August 11, 2017

Following a fraudulent transaction at Loblaw's on Sunday, August 6, 2017, police have now identified the two suspects.

Wanted is 44-year-old Carl PICHE and 40-year-old Kelly MACFIE, both residents of Barrie.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call constable Groh of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2533, kgroh@barriepolice.ca  or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS ( 8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17039099


Suspects Fraudulently Exchange Merchandise

The Barrie Police are seeking the publics assistance to identify a male and female following a fraudulent transaction that took place on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Loblaw's, located at 472 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. 

It is believe the suspects selected a PC coffee press from within the store, and then successfully misled the customer service employee into a bogus refund/exchange. The suspects then exchanged the coffee press for several cases of beer and cigarettes.

The incident was later caught on video surveillance and the investigation is ongoing. 

 The suspects are described as; 

Suspect # 1 

  • Female, white
  • Medium build, 5'4
  • Blond hair with pink highlights 
  •  Wearing a grey tank top, black pants and carrying a black purse 

Suspect # 2

  • Male, white
  • Slim build, 6'2
  •  Black/gray hair, full beard 
  •  Wearing a black T-shirt and hoodie and jeans 

Anyone with information is asked to call constable Groh of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2533, kgroh@barriepolice.ca  or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS ( 8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S.Bamford #7419

Occurrence: BA17039099