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Kelowna Mounties search for fraudster

Police are looking to identify a woman they suspect of fraud after she allegedly used another's identity to obtain credit earlier this year.

"The Kelowna RCMP recently received a report of an identity theft fraud that had occurred starting in September. It appears that an unknown female suspect used the identity of a 44-yea-old Kamloops woman in order to obtain credit cards at The Bay, Canadian Tire and Home Depot before allegedly charging two of the cards for more than $2400," said Const. Kris Clark, in a press release.

  • The suspect is described as:
  • Possibly Caucasian
  • Medium build
  • Brown hair
  • Glasses

Think you've fallen victim to identity theft?

Notify your bank or credit card company IMMEDIATELY.

Contact Equifax 1-800-465-7166 and Trans Union (877) 525-3823 and request a fraud alert be placed on your credit record.

Go to www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca and Report It. Contact your local police.

Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre - formerly Phonebusters at 1-888-495-8501.

Record the dates and times of what you do and whom you speak with.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst KONSMO, at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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