What's Up Now: RCMP Alert

Date: May 3, 2019

Theft & Credit Card Fraud (with photos)

St. Albert RCMP are seeking to identify the individuals involved with a theft and credit card fraud. On February 21, 2019 at approximately 2:30 pm, a St. Albert senior was in the check-out line in St. Albert Wal-Mart and a male and female were behind her. The male placed a $10 bill on the ground and advised the senior she had dropped it. The male & female began to talk to the senior to divert her focus. The male suspect was looking over the senior's shoulder and it is believed he got her PIN when she was paying for her items with her credit card.

The senior was leaving the store with her purchases when the two suspects approached her and the female suspect began to talk to the woman. The female suspect spoke with a thick accent but the senior gathered that the $10 bill on the ground was not hers and that it was a mistake when she took it from the male suspect in the line up. At this point, the victim opened her wallet to retrieve the money, while the female suspect kept distracting her by talking. It was at this point when the male suspect reached into the senior's wallet and stole some credit cards.

Shortly after returning home the senior received notice from her bank that her credit cards had been used at different businesses in Edmonton and approximately $5000 was charged to them.

Video surveillance footage was obtained from the different businesses and the St. Albert RCMP are looking for three different suspects.

The male suspect (from Wal-Mart) is described as:

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The female suspect (from Wal-Mart) is described as:The third female suspect (seen in Edmonton) is described as:St. Albert RCMP want to remind the public that fraud can happen to anyone. Protect your PIN to your bank & credit card(s) and regularly monitor credit card statements for unknown charges. If you believe you have been the victim of a fraud or scam, please report this to your local police service and to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

If you have information about this crime OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENCE and would like to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at p3tips.com, or with the P3 Tips app. Crime Stoppers does not collect information about your identity. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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