Preying on the Kindness of Others; Fort McMurray Support Fraud

Cranbrook, BC: A Cranbrook male is currently suspected in a large fraud, after initiating a fundraiser for Fort McMurray under the name, Fort Mac Fundraiser.

In the spring of 2016, a resident of Cranbrook initiated a raffle in the name of Fort Mac Fundraiser with the assistance of local Cranbrook businesses to raise money and supplies in support of families victimized by the Fort McMurray Fire. Local Cranbrook Businesses were quite generous in providing goods and services for the raffle, all for the good of the residents of Fort McMurray.

On November 15th, 22016, Cranbrook RCMP received information about this raffle and that it may be fraudulent in nature. BC Gaming Corporation, confirmed that no gaming license was ever granted for this raffle.

The Cranbrook RCMP are actively investigating this alleged fraud. A suspect has been identified and police are actively pursuing this investigation. Anyone with any information about this fraud is asked to contact the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471.

RCMP File # 2016-9082

Cranbrook RCMP


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