Police identify, charge man allegedly responsible for defrauding Edmontonian of $25,000

Posted December 2, 2019 6:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Edmonton police have charged a 42-year-old man with fraud after they say he made 145 purchases with a stolen credit…

Edmonton police looking for man after furniture and electronics stolen from damaged Airbnb property

The Edmonton Police Service is looking for a man after property was stolen from and damage was caused to an Airbnb rental property at 147 Avenue and 125 Street. Martin Irwin, 30, allegedly rented the property under the alias of…

Edmonton police look for help identifying alleged credit card fraudster

Posted November 4, 2019 3:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Edmonton police hope to identify a man they say defrauded someone in the city of more than $25,000 after using…

Edmonton police warn of odometer rollback on used car sales

Edmonton police are looking to speak with people who may have unknowingly bought vehicles on buy-and-sell websites that had their odometers rolled back. The warning comes after police arrested a man alleged of doing just that. READ MORE: Drowning in debt,…

Edmonton police seize 3 domain names in relation to employment scams

Members of the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Edmonton Police Service have seized several web domains, after learning of fake job ads being posted on a job sharing site that scammed several job-seekers. According to the EPS, a typical employment…

Edmonton police warning of Kijiji cellphone scams

Edmonton police are warning people selling cellphones through Kijiji to exercise caution. According to police, four people were robbed after arranging to meet with a man who was interested in purchasing a phone. Police said the suspect would use a…

Edmonton psychic charged in alleged scam, police believe there are more victims

Edmonton police have arrested and charged a woman accused of defrauding 10 people in Alberta and more in Ontario. Between April 2018 and May 2019, police said 10 similar incidents took place at the business Sable Psychic Studio. A woman…

$5M fraud investigation results in woman being charged: Edmonton police

A 54-year-old woman is facing theft and fraud charges after Edmonton police allege over $5 million was fraudulently funneled from an Edmonton business over seven years. In a release, police said they were first alerted in late 2016 that “suspicious…

Drowning in debt, Alberta fraud victim warns some deals ‘too good to be true’

An Alberta man teetering on the edge of bankruptcy is warning others against fraudsters like the one he says took him for thousands of dollars. Edmonton police said about 12 people have complained about the same man, Brian Desmond Penney,…

Edmonton police warn of providing too much information in obituaries

Edmonton police are warning people to be cautious about how much they include in a family member’s obituary. Police said they are investigating a case where one person is accused of using obituary information to commit around 110 instances of…