Police & the Community


UPDATE - Fraudster Identified

UPDATE -  Fraudster Identified
January 18th, 2019 - Police & the Community

Update - As a result of the ongoing investigation, the identity of the suspect who was being sought has been confirmed by the Barrie Police Fraud Unit. The police wish to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a report was received involving a male who had attended two financial institutions in the City of Barrie and fraudulently obtained money.

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, an unknown male suspect entered two Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) locations in the City of Barrie and presented fraudulent identification. This allowed the individual to gain access to another person’s bank account which resulted in the withdrawal of funds on both occasions.

The suspect, who police are attempting to identify and whose image was captured on video surveillance, is described as:

  • male white, 50-60 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, medium build, dark hair, unshaven, wearing glasses, dark pants, black suit jacket and a white shirt.

Anyone with information on this fraud is asked to contact Detective Constable Trollope of the Barrie Police Service – Fraud Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2949, by email at rtrollope@barriepolice.ca, 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: RM19000112