Edmonton couple arrested after approaching multiple young women in shopping centres with bogus job proposal

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating multiple incidents where young women have been approached by a couple posing as recruiters for an estate management company.

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Detectives began investigating the suspicious incidents in mid-March, after several female complainants came forward to police. In each case, young female complainants in their late teens or early 20s were approached at shopping complexes by either a man by himself or a man and a woman claiming to be recruiters for an estate management company.

It is alleged the accused would then show the complainants a job description for an Estate Manager, which included a good salary and various perks. The accused would then invite the complainants to a formal interview at another location, which only some of the women agreed to attend.

Investigators recently arrested and charged Christopher Bonanni, 39, of Edmonton and Jessica Bedard, 25, of Edmonton, with Interfering with a person’s lawful use or enjoyment of property, a sub-section of Mischief under the Criminal Code. Detectives are releasing photos of the accused with the hopes that other potential complainants will come forward with additional information about their interaction with either, or both individuals.

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Anyone who has information about these incidents or may have also been approached by either of the accused is encouraged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

Edmonton Police Service


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