A man wanted in connection with a fraudulent fundraising scam has been arrested on the West Coast.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, the Calgary Police Service, acting on a tip from the public, advised the Victoria Police Department that Kristopher Nicholas COOK, 28, was in their jurisdiction. COOK was arrested by the Focused Enforcement Team without incident in downtown Victoria around 4:30 MDT.
He will be returned to Calgary in the coming days.
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The Calgary Police Service has issued a warrant for a man in relation to a fraudulent fundraiser.
On July 8, 2011, a man held a silent auction fundraiser to allegedly raise funds for his cancer treatment. The venue had been provided free-of-charge, and guests paid a total of approximately $7,500 for various donated items.
Following the event, attendees became skeptical that the man was using the funds for cancer treatment, and whether he had been diagnosed with cancer at all.
Police received information from the public in August 2012 and the Economic Crimes Unit opened an investigation. They were able to determine that the man had raised these funds under fraudulent pretenses and warrants have now been issued for his arrest.
Kristopher Nicholas COOK, 28, of no fixed address, is wanted on two counts of fraud over $5,000. He is described a Caucasian male, 5’8” tall, 140 lbs. with a slim build. He has brown eyes and brown hair with a receding hairline. A photo of COOK is available at the City of Calgary Newsroom.