Couple suspected of selling fake jewelry in Fraser Lake
A pair of fraud artists may have struck Fraser Lake.
RCMP in the community said Friday they have received several complaints of a couple claiming to be from out of town approaching people on the street asking for cash to pay for food and gas and offering to sell them jewelry in return.
“The jewelry had no markings except for the rings which have a number signifying the karat of gold. It is after the purchase that the victims discover the jewelry to be fake,” RCMP said.
It is believed the man and woman are travelling in a black Kia SUV but the licence plate number is unknown.
“The suspects did state that they needed money to return home to Ontario,” RCMP said. Anyone with information on who they may be and where they can be found is asked to call the Fraser Lake RCMP at 250-699-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. the parking lot of a local business shortly before noon, RCMP said they located the suspect in the College Heights area a short time later, only to see him speed away.
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