HUNTSVILLE — A senior defrauded Tuesday by a man pretending to be a bank employee has police asking the public to help identify the suspect.
Provincial police say that on March 26, a male suspect called the elderly victim and pretended to be an employee of a bank.
The suspect had the victim go to the bank and withdraw money before returning home with the cash in hand.
The suspect, dressed in black and white, with a brown tie, then attended the victim’s residence and took the money.
Police are asking anyone with information as to the identity of this suspect to contact the Huntsville OPP.
The public is reminded to be aware of phone and internet scams which continue to pose as a concern. If you receive suspicious phone calls and or emails asking for your personal banking information and or requesting you to transfer money, contact your financial institution directly to validate the request before making any transactions.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.