The Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect in a fraud investigation.
Mounties were called to a report of a fraud earlier on Wednesday at approximately 1 p.m. According to police, the male victim received a call from someone who sounded like his son.
"The victim was told the RCMP had his son in custody and he needed $8500 for bail. The caller said they would send two police officers to the victim's house to retrieve the money. They even provided a false name and badge number," police stated in a press release.
On a different call, the victim was told officers could not attend but a private carrier would be sent and he would use the code word “Blue” to get the money. The victim did withdraw money but became suspicious and called the RCMP.
"Officers called the number provided and a female answered, identifying herself as “RCMP”. A short time later, a male arrived at the victim's house, knocked and said 'Password Blue', and then grabbed an envelope which was handed to him. The victim did not put money in the envelope.
Video surveillance clearly shows this male.
If you have any information regarding this incident or can identify the suspect, please contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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