Man wanted on warrants for fraud offences
The Calgary Police Service Cyber Investigations Team is seeking public assistance to locate a man wanted on ten warrants in relation to credit card and identity fraud offences.
As a part of Operation Crush, an ongoing operation targeting fraudulent credit card spending in Calgary, investigators were able to identify a suspect who was believed to be committing fraud offences throughout the city. Operation Crush began in May 2015 and remains an ongoing operation.
On Saturday, July 15, 2017, a man attended a store located in the 11900 block of Sarcee Trail N.W., and attempted to make a purchase with a fraudulent credit card. The transaction was declined due to suspected fraud activity and the victim was notified by his financial institution. Upon reviewing all financial accounts, the victim discovered fraudulent activity on two other credit cards and contacted police.
In one of the fraudulent transactions, it is alleged that the suspect transferred money into a separate bank account which was also fraudulently obtained by using another victim’s identity. Investigators discovered a phone number, gym membership and potential address, which were also connected to this fraudulent identity.
Late in 2017, investigators executed a search warrant on an apartment located in the 1000 block of Citadel Meadows Point N.W. Inside the residence, police found:
- 16 financial cards that contained forged credit card data
- Stolen and forged documents, including government-issued identification, for 23 different people
- An electronic foil tipping machine, card embosser and black ink jet cards, all used for creating fraudulent payment cards
- A stolen vehicle
Police were able to determine the true identity of the suspect and have made attempts to locate him, however attempts have been unsuccessful.
Jakub Matthew KORNACKI, 30, of Calgary, is currently wanted on warrants for one count each of fraud over $5,000, unauthorized use of credit card data, possession of stolen credit card data, possession of instruments for forging credit cards, unlawful possession of identity documents, possession of a forged document, identity theft, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime and laundering proceeds of crimes.
KORNACKI is described as Caucasian, 5’8” tall, 170 pounds, with a medium build, green eyes and short brown hair. He has pierced ears, a tattoo on his neck that says “SANDY” and a tattoo of a dragon and koi fish on his left upper arm. A photo of KORNACKI is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Anyone with information about KORNACKI’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:
TALK: 1-800-222-8477TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org