Okotoks RCMP arrested an Ottawa man Thursday for allegedly defrauding a Foothills County resident of a big sum of money in a grandparent rip-off.
The lady acquired a name from an individual claiming to be a lawyer saying her great-nephew was in jail and wanted bail cash — a request in step with warnings from police concerning the grandparent rip-off.
After an investigation, police recognized a male suspect and obtained a search warrant for his momentary residence in Calgary. Police recovered the sufferer’s cash from the residence and 22-year-old Nigel Nyembwe was charged with fraud over $5,000 and tried fraud over $5,000. Further fees are pending. He’s in custody after a judicial listening to and can seem in courtroom in Cochrane, Alta. on Tuesday.
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The police say there may be proof of extra victims of the rip-off carried out by Nyembwe and the police are attempting to find these victims.
If anybody has any details about this crime, please contact the Okotoks RCMP at 403-995-6400. When you want to stay nameless, you’ll be able to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on-line.
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