Fraudsters arrested in Qualicum Beach
2021-04-29 15:40 PDT
File # 2021-4081
On April 27, the Oceanside RCMP received information regarding a man in Qualicum Beach that was possibly involved in identity theft and related fraudulent activities.
There were few details but investigators were given a licence plate and description of the suspect’s vehicle. Oceanside RCMP General Investigation Section officers found the vehicle parked in front of a hotel in Qualicum Beach and began surveillance.
Additional surveillance and investigation was performed once the suspect’s identity was established and a search warrant was obtained that authorized the search of the hotel room the suspect was fraudulently renting under an alias. A 40 year old male, and 25 year old female of no fixed address were arrested in connection to the incident.
The search of the hotel revealed a large quantity of physical and digital evidence that suggests the suspects were fabricating identification and involved in identity theft and other fraudulent activities. As well, the legitimate (stolen) identification of several victims was recovered.
Both suspects have since been released with a promise to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court. Officers continue to comb through a significant quantity of evidence and further fraud related charges are anticipated.
Cpl. Jesse ForemanOperations Support NCO
421 Pym Street North, Parksville, BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245
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