Calgary, AB,
17
September
2014
|
23:53
America/Denver

Charges in Fraud Investigation

The Calgary Police Service has charged one man in connection with a fraud operation targeting elderly Calgarians in the community of Varsity.

CPS has received multiple reports of a man targeting seniors by befriending them and then gaining their trust. Eventually, the offender creates a false scenario in which his victims are convinced to provide their bank cards and corresponding PIN numbers, at which time fraudulent withdrawals are made.

Gregory DOKKEN, 39, of Calgary, is charged with seven counts of fraud and two counts of theft under $5,000.

The CPS Elder Abuse Response Team is aware and monitoring this situation.

The CPS is mindful of the potential for other victims of similar fraudulent activity and strongly urges victims to come forward with any information they have. All citizens are reminded of the importance of protecting personal information, including PIN numbers, at all times.

Anyone who may have information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #’s 14331321, 14352759 and 14353792