Police Briefs: Oak Bay resident falls victim to fraud

The week's incident reports from the Oak Bay police blotter

  • Dec. 15, 2016 7:00 a.m.

An Oak Bay resident is out approximately $2,500 after falling victim to fraud, Oak Bay police reported.

Police say the person answered an employment ad for a “bank evaluator” and was sent a cheque to deposit in a local financial institution.

The Oak Bay resident kept $400 as his wage and returned the remainder of the funds to the “employer” along with a form outlining the quality of the customer service provided by the financial institution.

The cheque turned out to be fraudulent and the individual is out the entire amount of the cheque.

Police warn residents that financial institutions do not hire citizens nor contract out to other firms to use private citizens to conduct such quality control testing.

License plates swiped

Police received a report of a theft of both licence plates from a parked vehicle in the 200-block of Denison Road Dec. 5.

The plates have been cancelled.

Thieves target vacationer

On Dec. 9 a resident reported that upon his returning home from six months away, he found approximately $2,000 worth of property missing, police said,

There were no signs of a break-in and police continue their investigation.

Cold weather requires care on roadways

Oak Bay police remind citizens the continuing cold temperatures may well mean ice on the roads.

Allow extra time to reach your destination and drive slowly and according to conditions, police say, recommending snow tires for optimum traction.

 

 

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