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Scams and Fraud

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A Matter of Crime Webinar Series

“A Matter of Crime” is part of a Plan and Protect Webinar Series.

The Webinars will feature guest speakers from law enforcement and other experts, who will cover advice and topics related to planning and protecting, such as, how to spot scams and fraud, general safety, and protection of your home. Future Webinars will also include seasonal topics, such as bicycle theft, how to spot human trafficking, and more experts will provide timely and relevant advice.

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Suspect to be identified in a fraud

The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a fraud.

On or about November 12, 2020, this suspect attended a car dealership located in the 2oo block of West Hunt Club Rd, Nepean, On. The suspect used fraudulent identification to obtain a car loan for a Range Rover estimated at $112 000.

Please see the photos below provided by investigators.


If you know the identity of the individuals call the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit (613) 236-1222 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 




Police seeking to identify a suspect in fraud

The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in multiple frauds.

The suspect is being sought for multiple fraudulent transactions. It is possible that the suspect is doing this in different cities.

Please see photos below provided by investigators.

Anyone having any information on this crime can call the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 5443 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.




Fraud Financing

In April 2020 the suspect captured in the photo below used the victims identity
(fraudulent Ont DL, passport) to obtain a used 2018 Mercedes Benz SUV and attempted to obtain a new BMW SUV in Ottawa Ont. This suspect is very active within Ontario, Southern GTA area. The following officers, Police Services are also seeking information this female.
Chad Thompson A/Sgt #13962 Ontario Provincial Police – Grey Bruce County
Elliott Lee #10452, Detective Constable, 51 Division Frauds Toronto Police Service Rob Hlebec D/C #10304 Caledon OPP Community Street Crime Unit
Constable Rachel Peel #2239 York Regional Police 5 District- CIB persons
Please advise  if you have information to identify this male.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling   Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their arrest, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube




Woman wanted for Fraud

The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit conducted an investigation in relation to an ongoing fraud that occurred between 2015 and 2016.

During an internal audit, anomalies were discovered, which prompted an internal investigation. A complaint was subsequently made to police.

During her position of trust, as an interim president and treasurer of a local union, a woman wrote herself approximately 50 checks with a total value of over $19 000.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Margarita FAUNDEZ, 58, of Ottawa, for Fraud over $5000 and Laundering Proceeds of Crime.

Any person with information on her whereabouts is asked to send an e-mail to the lead investigator A/S/Sgt Desjourdy at desjourdys@ottawapolice.ca  or  Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.




Suspect to be identified in using stolen credit cards for approx. $66,000.

The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect for using stolen credit cards.

Between the 3rd and 6th of June 2019, the suspect attended the 300 block of Sussex Dr and made purchases of approximately $66,000. These purchases were made with several stolen credit cards. Please see pictures below, provided by investigators.

If you know the identity of the individual call the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 5433 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.




Suspect to be identified in a fraud to purchase a vehicle

The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a fraud.

On December 28th, 2019 a female contacted a dealership requesting financing for a 2019 Ford Raptor Super Cab valued at $87,000, which was granted.   The caller provided a credit card down payment  of $1000.   On December 31st, 2019 the female attended the dealership and picked up the truck.   It was later discovered that the female provided a fraudulent ID and credit information. Please see photo below provided by investigators.

If you know the identity of the individual call the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 5433 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.