Montreal police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a fraudster who claims to be an employee at big box stores.
The suspect poses as an employee at furniture, electronics or grocery stores. He tells victims there’s a flash sale and offers them deals on items such as soft drinks, food, televisions, or tablets, but only if paid in cash.
The suspect also acts like he knows everyone at the store including other employees. He proceeds to go to the back of the shop and returns to the victim to validate the quantities.
He asks to be paid in cash and tells the victim to go to their vehicle and wait to receive the goods. He then runs off with the cash and does not deliver any goods to the victim.
According to SPVM, the man has asked for cash amounts varying from $260 and $ 980.
The suspect is a white male and is around 35-years-old. He is approximately 1.65m (5’5 “) tall, has brown hair and brown eyes, and has a well-stocked brown beard. He speaks French, but with a Spanish accent.
Anyone with information that could identify and locate the suspect may contact Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133.