Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is asking the public to help identify a suspect. On Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017 an unknown male allegedly attended a financial institution in the area of 170 Street and Stony Plain Road and opened a bank account using fraudulent identification and fraudulent government documents. The male suspect then reportedly deposited a cheque associated with another fraudulent bank account and withdrew a large sum of money before leaving the financial institution.
Following this incident, additional fraudulent transactions were also reported at several ATMs across the city. Approximately $50,000 in fraudulent funds was allegedly withdrawn between Apr. 4 and Apr. 10, 2017.
Police believe this suspect may also be connected to similar incidents at other financial institutions in the Edmonton area.
Officers continue to investigate.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity 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.
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