Arrest Made in Local Grandparent Scam / Stolen Vehicle Recovered / Warrant

Arrests Made in Local Grandparent Scam

Two men from Montreal were arrested and charged with Fraud Over $5000 after attempting to scam a St. Thomas couple for $10 000 using the “Grandparent Scam”.  Gabriel Knesevitch (20) and Nazaire Cherubin (20) were taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop.  The pair had contacted a St. Thomas couple claiming their nephew had been arrested and required bail money.  The couple were taken by surprise and did withdraw a large sum of money from the bank only to have second thoughts.  Police were contacted and Officers from the Criminal Investigations Branch were able to coordinate the arrest of the suspects.  Officers on Community Patrol stopped the suspect vehicle after it attended the home to pick up the money.  The two men were transported to the Colin McGregor Building for processing and held for a court appearance.  The best approach when receiving a scam call like this is to hang up. Check the story out with family.  For more information on regularly circulating scams visit www.antifraudcentre.ca  Protect yourself and your money. ^10302

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

A Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck stolen from the lane way of a home on Fairview Ave over the long weekend was located abandoned in London.  Officers from the London Police Service found the truck abandoned in a parking lot on Huron Street.  The ignition had been damaged.  Police continue to investigate. If you have any information  about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or submit a tip online at www.stthomas-elgincrimestoppers.ca ^10426

Warrant

Thirty nine year old Kimberly Wismer of St. Thomas was arrested Wednesday by court security at the Elgin County Court House.  Wismer had attended the location on an unrelated matter when staff discovered she was wanted on a warrant.  The warrant was issued after she was alleged to have breached her release conditions.  She was taken into custody without incident for processing and later released on an Appearance Notice for court. ^

Warrant

A forty six year old man is wanted on  a warrant for several domestic related charges.  The man is wanted for one count of Publication of Intimate Image Without Consent, Utter Threats to Cause Damage to Property and Breach of Release x2. ^10437

Warrant

Twenty four year old Kirsten Biro of St. Thomas was arrested Wednesday.  Officers on Community Patrol recognized her as being wanted on a warrant.  The warrant was issued after she was identified as the suspect in a shoplifting investigation.  She was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor Building for processing.  Biro was charged with Theft Under $5000 and Breach of Release x2.  She was released on an Undertaking with court date. ^10477

Scam Alert

Police were contacted on two separate occasions Wednesday after two individuals provided personal information to phone scammers.  In both instances the caller stated they were from the bank and that they had to confirm personal information to avoid an unauthorized transfer of money.  One intervention was done by a savvy bank teller and the other by a wise family member. Too much personal information was shared putting the individuals at risk of identity theft.  Learn more about scams by visiting www.antifraudcentre.ca Protect yourself and your money. ^10460/10462

 

 

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