KANATA – The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) continues its search for two people suspected of identity theft related to incidents at three Kanata-area banks.
“The Ottawa police Organized Fraud Unit is requesting the public’s assistance to identify a man and a woman in relation to an identity theft investigation,” the OPS released in a statement today (June 24).
“On Jan. 27, the victim’s identity was used to obtain a replacement debit card within a bank in the Kanata area. The PIN was changed and the subject went on to withdraw more than $8,000 from the victim’s account at three banks in the Kanata area.
The suspects also gained access to the victim’s online banking, passwords and security answers.”
The suspect man is described as having medium complexion, dark hair, unshaven, medium build, wearing a black Asics jacket, burgundy sweater and blue jeans.
The suspect woman is described as having medium complexion, dark wavy hair in a bun, wearing a black winter coat with fur on the hood.
“Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPS Organized Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5433,” the OPS said. “Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.”