Langley fraudster rips off man for tax refund

Langley police are hunting for a man who impersonated a Saskatchewan resident to file a false income tax return and pocket the refund.

On Feb. 20th, the suspect walked into a Langley tax return business to get his taxes done.

The man had both a T4 slip and an Indian Status Card, gave a date of birth and a Social Insurance Number to the accountants.

He received a return of $1,500.

The actual person whose name and identity were stolen never got the refund, and had never been in British Columbia, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

Police are asking for help identifying the fake tax filer, along with several other suspects in recent crimes.

Gun theft

Police are looking for two men who may be linked to a theft of guns.

On April 24th, the RCMP began investigating a break in to an underground parking lot storage area in the 23200 block of Billy Brown Road.

A Remington pump action 14 gauge shotgun and a .22 calibre Remington single shot rifle were taken, Marks said.

Credit card fraud

An attempt to use a stolen credit card was foiled by an alert clerk on May 5.

A young man walked into the Esso gas station in the 19700 block of Fraser Highway and tried to buy several gift cards using a credit card with the “tap” feature, said Marks.

The clerk noticed a woman’s name on the credit card, and challenged the man for identification.

Once challenged, the young man left the store.

Anyone who recognizes the people in any of the surveillance photos, or who can help police with their investigations, can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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