Wood Buffalo RCMP request assistance to identify suspect in fraud

February 6, 2024
Fort McMurray, Alberta

News release


Photos of suspect
Photos of suspect
Photos of suspect

Wood Buffalo RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in an identity fraud. On Jan. 1, 2024, RCMP were contacted by a victim, residing in another province, who had been a victim of identity theft. On Dec. 30, 2023, an unknown suspect attended the Bell Store in the Peter Pond mall in Fort McMurray. The suspect purchased an Apple iPhone 15, valued at $1,448, using the victim's identity. The suspect produced what appeared to be valid identification before making the fraudulent purchase in the victim's name. Police have obtained surveillance photos of the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Short grey and white hair, possibly balding
  • Grey and white facial hair
  • Wearing a dark coloured suit
  • Brown shoes
  • Blue and white shirt
  • Black framed glasses
  • Wearing a ring on his left pinky finger

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime, contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788‐4040. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐222‐8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud, contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4040 and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre either by phone at 1-888-495-8501 or online. Victims of identity fraud should place flags on all their accounts and report the incident to both credit bureaus: Equifax and TransUnion.

To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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