Nanaimo RCMP want to identify suspect in numerous frauds involving RBC clients

Nanaimo RCMP are trying to identify a man who allegedly committed financial fraud at two RBC locations in that city, obtaining almost  $11,500 in cash.

One incident occurred December 11th at the Brooks Landing and the Commercial Strett  branches.

But investigators say the individual is also suspected of taking $70,000 in funds from RBC client accounts throughout Quebec, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Beginning in March last year the suspect was able to get identification from existing bank clients and went to 5 different RBC locations throughout Quebec.

The same person is suspected of committing 8 fraudulent transactions between November 6th and November 7th at RBC branches in Surrey and Langley.

The last reported incident involving the same man took place December 12th in Parksville where $8,000 was illegally obtained.

RCMP have relased a photo of the suspect in Nanaimo -- he's described as Caucasian, 45-55 years of age, heavy set with dark hair, and he was wearing glasses.  We have posted the photo to our website.

If you have information on the identity of this person, call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. Or if you want to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at or call 1-800-222-8477.

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