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Man charged for string of theft, frauds against seniors in Lower Mainland

Last Updated Jan 14, 2020 at 1:35 pm PDT

Donald Robert Quinnell
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Donald Robert Quinnell faces 39 charges for a series of theft and frauds targetting elderly people in the Lower Mainland

RCMP say nine charges for wallet and credit card thefts and 30 from allegations of fraud using stolen credit cards

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A man has been charged for a series of theft and frauds targetting elderly people in the Lower Mainland.

Donald Robert Quinnell, 52, has been in custody since he was arrested by Vancouver police in September for an unrelated warrant.

North Vancouver RCMP say he now faces nine charges for wallet and credit card thefts and 30 from allegations of fraud using stolen credit cards.

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Police accuse Quinnell of approaching elderly people, pretending to have locked his keys in his car and then grabbing the seniors’ valuables.

In a release, North Vancouver police extended their gratitude to the Vancouver Police Department for working together in the investigation.

“This is a great example of good communication, teamwork, and collaborative policing between agencies,” said Cst. Goodmurphy of the West Vancouver Police Department. “Serial criminals don’t care about jurisdiction boundaries. For this very reason, we work closely with police services throughout the Lower Mainland.”

With files from Lauren Boothby