OPP looking for suspect after Best Buy credit-card fraud in Surrey

Ontario Provincial Police believe suspect has links to Surrey and Langley

The Ontario Provincial Police are looking for a woman suspected of credit card fraud. (OPP handout photo)

Southern Georgian Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting the public’s help in identifying a woman who allegedly purchased thousands of dollars worth of electronics with a stolen credit card at a Surrey Best Buy.

According to an OPP news release issued May 22, officers spoke to a Penetanguishene, Ont., resident who reported that her mail was being forwarded without her knowledge.

“A lengthy investigation was undertaken by a detachment uniform officer who has determined that the suspect(s) used a credit card obtained fraudulently in the victim’s name to purchase several thousand dollars’ worth of electronics at a Best Buy in Surrey, British Columbia after compromising the victim’s identity,” the news release says.

The news release does not identify which Best Buy was targeted, however, images of the suspect show a Central City Shopping Centre (10153 King George Blvd.) carpet in the background.

The OPP believe the suspect may have ties to the Langley and Surrey areas.

Police are encouraging anyone who has information about the suspect or the incident to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, by emailing opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca or to remain anonymous, by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

“Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000,” the release states.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

The Ontario Provincial Police are looking for a woman suspected of credit card fraud. (OPP handout photo)

The Ontario Provincial Police are looking for a woman suspected of credit card fraud. (OPP handout photo)

Just Posted

What June 1 will look like at Surrey schools

High school students following a ‘tutorial model’ where they sign up through a set schedule of times

South Surrey church to host drive-thru food-donation station

Items dropped off to Mount Olive Lutheran Church to benefit Surrey Urban Mission program

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

MAY 29: Feds to mull border-closure exceptions for families split between Canada and U.S.

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Cloverdale youth pastor’s sexual-assault sentencing delayed

Samuel Emerson due to return to Surrey Provincial Court in August

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

Arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct

Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ leaves Langley man on edge after finding hornet in bedroom

The extra-large invasive insect had been first discovered in Brookswood on Thursday, May 28

Police watchdog recommends charges against five Mounties in Prince George man’s death

Police used pepper spray on the man, who then had trouble breathing before dying at the scene

B.C. tourism seeks relief as businesses wait for COVID-19 restrictions to ease

Mid-June earliest for more in-province travel to be authorized

Reward for info on trapped raccoon rises to $6,000

Activists have donated to try to find whoever laid a trap in Delta

Man last seen walking out of Royal Columbian Hospital found dead

It is unclear how or why Gavin Deloes was able to leave the New Westminster hospital

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Most Read

l -->