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Mounties looking for fraud suspect

Last Updated Jun 5, 2018 at 4:40 pm PST

(Surrey RCMP photo)

Man with fake documents tried to withdraw $6,500 from a money-lending business

Employees saw his documents were fake and the suspect ran off without money

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Surrey RCMP are hoping you can help identify a suspect in a fraud case that was started in April.

On the third of that month, a man attempted to withdraw $6,500 from a money lending business on 152 Street near Fraser Highway. He identified himself as Vincent Perron in the transaction, and gave the teller fake documents and identification.

“We’re lucky the business was able to recognize that these were fraudulent documents,” says Corporal Elenore Sturko, adding the man took off without any money.

Sturko says the man was also likely going by a fake name, given the state of his documents.

“Until we catch up with the person and figure out why they were going by that name we’re going to assume it was a false name.”

RCMP are hoping this surveillance photo will help garner tips in the case. Sturko says it’s not a new kind of fraud case, but trying to scam a quick-loan type shop isn’t popular.

“We have received reports like this in the past. I think people do try to utter false documents and there are certainly circumstances where people have presented fake ID or stolen identification in the past in an attempt to commit fraud,” she says.

Anyone who recognizes this man or has information related to the incident is asked to reach out to RCMP at 604-599-0502 or CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-8477. Sturko also adds you can find Surrey RCMP on social media if you’d prefer connecting that way.