Identity Fraud Suspect to identify

Posted On Wednesday October 21, 2020
Suspect to ID Fraud
Suspect to ID Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, October 21, 2020   3:15pm 

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a female suspect involved in a fraud/identity theft incident on March 20, 2019 at a bank located in the City’s east end.  

At approximately 10am, a woman identified herself with fraudulent official documents stating that she had lost her debit card.  A new card was issued to her. Over $400,000 was later transferred fraudulently from the account linked to this card. 

The suspect is described as a 35 to 40 year old woman, approximately 5’5” (165cm) tall with long dark hair. She has a significant scar on the left side of her face that could be covered by make-up (see photos). 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5433. 

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

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