Ottawa Police search for suspect after $400,000 fraud and identity theft in March 2019
Ottawa Police released bank security camera footage of a suspect in a March 2019 fraud. (Photo courtesy: Ottawa Police)
OTTAWA -- Ottawa Police are looking for a woman accused of fraudulently transferring $400,000 from a bank account in March 2019.
Investigators released details about the investigation and two security camera images of the suspect wanted in connection to a fraud/identity theft at a bank in Ottawa's east-end.
Police say a woman identified herself to bank staff with fraudulent official documents stating that she had lost her debit card.
"A new card was issued to her. Over $400,000 was later transferred fraudulently from the account linked to this card," police said in a statement.
The suspect is described as 35 to 40 years-old, approximately 5'5" tall, with long dark hair. Police say she had a significant scar on the left side of her face that could be covered by make-up.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5433.