WINNIPEG - RCMP in Oakbank have identify a man wanted for numerous fraud offences and police believe he may be in Winnipeg.
Police said between July 4 and October 19 they investigated a series of mail thefts, theft from motor vehicles, and break and enters. Police initially investigated these occurrences as separate incidents but later linked them to a series of identity frauds and forged documents.
With help from Beausejour RCMP and East St-Paul RCMP, police determined that the suspect visited several financial institutions located in Winnipeg and surrounding areas and opened several false bank accounts under a false name. Those accounts were opened using forged government identification.
On October 19 police issued warrants for the arrest of 42-year-old Emery Peter Smith of Winnipeg was charged with 17 offences:
- Utter Forged Document x9
- Possession of Property Obtained from Crime x3
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Recognizance x4
- Obtain Credit by Fraud
Emery Peter SMITH is described as, 5’7”, 141 lbs, black hair and brown eyes. He may be in the Winnipeg area.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this man, please contact the Oakbank RCMP at (204) 444-3847 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
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