Langley RCMP say this man is a suspect in a con that netted about $35

Con artist gets debit access from Langley bank

Langley RCMP are looking for a man who got away with thousands from a recent suspected scam.

A scammer in Langley managed to get more than $35,000 from a bank card owned by an Ontario man.

The suspect walked into a Langley Bank of Montreal on Dec. 30th, 2015, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

He claimed to be the owner of a certain bank account, visiting from Ontario.

The scammer managed to get the bank to issue him a new debit card. He immediately withdrew $5,000 US on the account.

The card was then used at a number of businesses, racking up bills of more than $30,000, Largy said.

Langley RCMP have released a photo of a man suspected of receiving the debit card at the bank.

Police are also looking for several other suspects in local incidents, and have released surveillance images of several men.

• On Dec. 13 police believe a man stole a tablet from a cab after being picked up at the Cascades Casino. The man was driven to the 17700 block of 60th Ave. in Surrey and dropped off outside an apartment building, Largy said.Suspect in tablet theft.

The suspect is Caucasian, with a medium build, dark coloured short hair, and was wearing a black leather jacket, grey pants, and black shoes.

• Another man, caught on camera, is suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a clerk at the Langley Safeway on Feb. 9.Suspect in counterfeit case.

• Another surveillance image shows a man suspected of stealing liquor from the store in the 6400 block of 201st Street. The Caucasian man was wearing a grey jacket and a grey toque, and was seen leaving the store in a stolen black SUV. The SUV has since been recovered, Largy said.Shoplifting suspect.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers a 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.solvecrime.ca or www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers, or text BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

 

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