Street Enforcement Unit prevent fraud, two suspects arrested

Ridge Meadows

2023-04-28 13:53 PDT

File # 2023-7856

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP Street Enforcement Unit (SEU) is continuing to investigate an attempted fraudulent purchase that occurred on Tuesday.

On April 25, 2023, at approximately 8:30 pm, Ridge Meadows RCMP’s SEU arrested two suspects attempting to purchase a luxury vehicle from a car dealership in Maple Ridge.

Nearly a year ago, a Vancouver Island resident reported stolen identification but there was no unusual activity until the last few weeks. A local car dealership noticed suspicious activity when someone was attempting to purchase a luxury vehicle online and notified the Ridge Meadows RCMP. SEU then strategically positioned themselves to catch the two suspects red-handed.

Charges against the two suspects are pending. This is currently an active and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Police are reminding the public to be vigilant about protecting personal items such as wallets and ID cards as identity theft remains a very serious issue – even months after the theft.

In order for law enforcement to combat fraud and cybercrime, it is essential that those who experience, or fall victim, report it to local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). Local police are positioned to investigate the incident and the CAFC supports law enforcement by sharing information collected through the reports.

Did you know Ridge Meadows has an Online Crime Reporting tool? The Online Crime Reporting tool is available to report crimes that meet certain criteria.

Click here to learn more about safety tips to protect yourself from Frauds and Scams.

Released by

Sergeant Amanda Harnett

Ridge Meadows Detachment
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8
Office: 604-467-7647

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