June 28, 2018 Vegreville, Alberta – The afternoon hours of June 24, 2018, a lone male attended several restaurants in Vegreville attempting to defraud those places of cash.
The scam that the male was attempting was to purchase food using a credit card, and would also grossly over-tip when completing the ‘tip’ option. He would then claim to the staff that he made a mistake with the tip amount and sought to be refunded in cash, not on the credit card.
Images of the individual were captured on surveillance at a local eatery where he attempted this scam but left empty handed.
The Vegreville RCMP Detachment are looking to identify the male in the images and to have any area businesses who may have fallen victim to the fraud by this individual contact the detachment.
The male was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a white ‘Defiance’ logo, a black ball cap, and has distinctive tattoos leading from his right wrist down to and including his right hand.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Vegreville Detachment at 780-632-2223 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.