Po­lice News – Rev­enue Canada fraud­sters

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Mem­phrem­a­gog

have been op­er­at­ing in the Mem­phrem­a­gog area with a new scam : pre­tend­ing to be Rev­enue Canada em­ploy­ees. The cul­prits phone their vic­tims and tell them that they owe money to Rev­enue Canada for un­paid taxes. They tell their vic­tims that their bank ac­counts have been frozen and that they have one hour to send the money, through a money trans­fer com­pany, or they will be ar­rested by the RCMP. The fraud­sters are very in­tim­i­dat­ing dur­ing the con­ver­sa­tion and the amount of money gen­er­ally asked for is around $4000.

Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) has, in the last few days, re­ceived three com­plaints re­gard­ing this par­tic­u­lar phone fraud. The fraud­sters have used the fol­low­ing names in some cases: Paul Smith, Adam Spencer and Anna Mar­shall. Any­one who has lost money in this type of fraud should call their po­lice ser­vice. Rev­enue Canada and other gov­ern­ment agen­cies do not re­claim money over the phone.

Oc­to­ber 16th, some­time be­tween 7:00 am and 2:00 pm, a Har­ley-David­son mo­tor­cy­cle, which was for sale, was stolen in broad day­light from a pri­vate prop­erty on Sher­brooke Street, in Ma­gog. The mo­tor­cy­cle is black and rust­ing. On Satur­day, at 7:30 am, a woman was ar­rested in Can­ton Or­ford for pos­ses­sion of 24 metham­phetamine pills. While the woman was be­ing trans­ported by the po­lice be­fore her ar­rest, her purse fell from the seat when the pa­trol car made an abrupt stop and the ob­jects in her purse, in­clud­ing the con­tainer of pills, spilled out.

9:30 am on Sun­day morn­ing, the RPM was called out to Pe­tit lac Ma­gog where a boat car­ry­ing three peo­ple had cap­sized. The three men were hunt­ing ducks when it hap­pened and had to wait in the cold wa­ter be­tween 45 and 60 min­utes be­fore be­ing re­suces with the help of the Maog fire­fight­ers. They were taken to the hospi­tal.

road con­di­tions, and the fact that peo­ple are still driv­ing with their allsea­son tires, were the cause of sev­eral road ac­ci­dents in the Mem­phrem­a­gog and Coat­i­cook MRCs on Sun­day night. On au­toroute 10, near Ma­gog, at least seven ve­hi­cles were in­volved in a pile-up be­cause of the un­ex­pected con­di­tions and the high­way had to be closed for sev­eral hours to tow the ve­hi­cles. No-one was badly in­jured.

Mon­day, around 2:00 am, a 32 year-old man from Sher­brooke was stopped be­cause the po­lice sus­pected him of traf­fick­ing. They found a crack rock on the floor of the pas­sen­ger side and he was ar­rested and in­ter­ro­gated. The same per­son was ar­rested two weeks be­fore for sell­ing crack.

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