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ARRESTED: Hot Handed Fraudster Sought by Police

ARRESTED: Hot Handed Fraudster Sought by Police
August 24th, 2018 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Barrie Police have identified the suspect in the possession of stolen credit cards and fraudulent transactions as a 48-year-old Barrie male. On Monday, August 27th, 2018 the male was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card and one (1) count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was held for bail court for the same day.

Barrie Police are looking to identify a male who was captured on video surveillance using a stolen credit card after 10 transactions were attempted on financial cards from a stolen wallet. 

Overnight between Sunday, August 19th and Monday, August 20th, 2018 a vehicle was entered in the area of Broadfoot Road, in the City of Barrie.  Various items were stolen including the owners wallet with financial cards inside.  The owner was awaken to a phone call from his financial institution over some suspicious activity.  He soon learned two (2) of his cards were used through out the night at seven (7) businesses throughout Barrie, exceeding $500.00 in fraudulent purchases.

Suspect Description:

  • Male, white
  • Brown hair with grey unshaven scruff
  • Medium build 
  • Wearing a blue and white tie-dyed Blue Jays hat, black t-shirt and jeans 

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable J Knight at 705-725-7025 ext. 2534 or jknight@barriepolice.ca . Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18041531

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180