Victims Sought after Quick Change Fraud Suspect Arrested in Burlington

Crime 100By Staff

November 8th, 2016



The police would like to know if you got stung by this one.

A male was at the cash register of a Shoppers Drug Mart store and purchased a package of Halls cough candy. Total cost was $1.46

The suspect handed the cashier a Canadian $20.00 bill. While the cashier was making change the male said he would pay with coins instead.

HRPS crestThrough distraction and the exchange of money the cashier did not realize that the male received an extra $20.00. The male exited the store and entered a newer model black Infinti Q5S.

A similar incident occurred at a variety store in Burlington involving the same male.

Through investigation the male was identified, arrested and charged with two counts of fraud. Police believe there are additional victims who are either unaware they have been scammed or who declined to report the incident at the time. The police would like to hear from them

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Michael Garvey at 30 Division in Burlington at 905-825-4747 ext. 2305, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).graphic04


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2 comments to Victims Sought after Quick Change Fraud Suspect Arrested in Burlington

  • Ray

    As a former reporter, I can tell you that police reports do name names. It’s up to the individual news outlets to use them in their reports, or not. Some do, some don’t but in this age of suing everyone for anything, most don’t until they’re convicted.

  • Steve

    So why the big mystery as to who the alleged fraudster is?