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Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards Prompts Investigation

Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards Prompts Investigation
October 24th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft and fraudulent use of credit cards was reported in the City of Barrie.

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the victim in this occurrence reported to police that his wallet was taken from his unlocked motor vehicle the day before as it sat in the driveway of his Livingstone Street West home.

Earlier in the afternoon, an unknown person reportedly used credit and debit cards that were contained in the wallet and obtained a significant quantity of goods from the Ultramar Gas Bar located at 168 Dunlop Street West in the City of Barrie.

The suspect, whose image was captured on video surveillance is described as white male, medium build, mid 20's, shaggy brown hair, wearing black jeans, a blue Toronto Blue Jays hoodie and it is believed that he frequents the Dunlop Street area.

The Barrie Police Service is reminding the public to never leave valuables in your car and to always make sure that your car is always locked whenever it is parked; remember,  if you lock, it you won’t loose it.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Constable Thompson of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2707 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                      Corporate Communications Coordinator

Occurrence: BA18053229