Police & the Community


Identity Theft Suspect Sought

Identity Theft Suspect Sought
February 2nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police have commenced an investigation into an alleged case of identity theft, which first occurred on January 20, 2017, at CIBC located at Cundles Road and Bayfield Street, in the of Barrie.

The suspect attended CIBC on Friday, January 20, 2017 and attempted to open a bank account, but using a fraudulent piece of identification. A further look into the identification provided revealed there had already been an account open to a client in the name the suspect provided. Upon the demand of a second piece of ID, the male fled the bank.

Two weeks later, Monday, January 30, the suspect returned to CIBC and attempted to open a bank account for a second time, although this time he produced the same type of identification but with a different name. Further inquiry into the suspects’ identification and accounts quickly alarmed the suspect promoting him to flee the bank before police could be called.

Police are hoping to quickly identify the suspect with the public’s assistance.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white
  • 25 to 30 years
  • Brown eyes
  • Short dark hair and goatee

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable He of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2667, khe@barriepolice.ca  or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005113