Seeking assistance to locate wanted Fraud suspect

Posted On Wednesday February 24, 2021
Wanted Rodney CRABTREE
Wanted Rodney CRABTREE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 24, 2021   3:35pm 

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public’s help to locate wanted Rodney CRABTREE, 49 years old and of no fixed address, in relation to multiple fraud investigations.

Organized Fraud Unit Investigators found that the suspect meets potential victims through online dating sites or by claiming to be a contractor/developer. He then proceeds to defraud them.

Rodney CRABTREE is known to use several aliases when meeting victims:

  • Troy REILLY
  • Rodney PELLETIER
  • Rodney WALLACE
  • Rodney WILLIAM
  • Rodney TREMBLAY
  • John WALLACE

CRABTREE is described as a Caucasian man, 6’2” (188cm), large build, with light brown hair, and tattoos on both arms (see photo).

Investigators are concerned that there may be other victims and are asking anyone who may have been a victim of fraud by this man to contact them.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Organized Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5292 or via email at  

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at 

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