The Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who has committed financial frauds across Canada, and his most recent act was in Parksville.
In total, the male suspect has fraudulently obtained approximately $70,000 from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) clients in Quebec, BC’s Lower Mainland, and Vancouver Island.
Beginning in March 2018, the suspect illegally obtained identification from existing RBC clients in Quebec and used the IDs to access funds from five different RBC locations in that province.
Then, in November, he made his way to Vancouver and conducted eight fraudulent transactions at RBC branches in Surrey and Langley.
One month later, on Dec. 11th, the suspect journeyed to Vancouver Island where he illegally obtained nearly $11,500 from two RBC locations in Nanaimo, Brooks Landing and Commercial Street.
Most recently, the suspect was reportedly involved in a fraudulent incident in Parksville where he made off with $8,000 on Dec. 12th.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man who is 45-55 year old. He is heavy set with dark hair and was wearing glasses during the incidents in Nanaimo.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.