Update: Jordan Shepherd has been arrested – click here to read more.
RCMP are searching for a 34-year-old Nanaimo man who scammed several women out of thousands of dollars over the course of six months last year.
Between February and August 2017, Jordan David Shepherd (who sometimes goes by Dave Rofter) met several women in their mid-twenties to early-thirties in person, through social media, or on the ‘Plenty of Fish’ dating site.
He then swindled them out of thousands of dollars (ranging from $1,000 to $6,000) by pretending that he had lost his bank card or could not access it for whatever reason, and then asking them to deposit a cheque from his fake business account called “On the Rocks Surveying”.
Once the cheque was cashed and he had the money he would disappear, leaving the women to receive a notification from their bank, stating that “On the Rocks” does not exist.
Last year, several women who fell prey to his scheme came forward to provide testimony of what happened. RCMP is now asking any other victims to come forward with their story.
Jordan Shepherd is currently wanted for five counts of fraud under $5000 from Nanaimo, one count of fraud from Ladysmith, and another fraud charge from New Westminster.
He is a 6’1 ft, 230 lb Caucasian man with blond hair and blue eyes, a tattoo of a Crown on his right wrist and another that reads “No Regrets” on his upper right arm.
“Some of the women who fell prey to Shepherd have taken to social media to warn other women of his actions,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
“We too wish to warn others and hopefully encourage any victims who have not come forward yet to do so. Shepherd needs to be held accountable for his actions.”
If you have information on Shepherd’s whereabouts, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.