Police News – Revenue Canada fraudsters
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.