Man defrauded 90-year-old Clarington couple of debit and credit cards


Published February 15, 2024 at 10:12 am

A man is wanted after he defrauded a Clarington couple in their nineties of their debit and credit cards.

According to Durham Regional Police, The victims got a phone call on Feb. 7 claiming to be from their bank. The caller convinced the pair their accounts had been compromised. They claimed the bank was sending a courier to pick up the cards to hand over to police.

Later a man turned up at the couple’s home near Hwy. 2 and Maple Grove Rd. in Bowmanville. He collected the couple’s cards and they told him the PINs. The cards were later used for purchases and to withdraw cash.

Police describe the suspect as a 25-to-35-year-old man with a medium build, a black beard and long black hair. He was wearing a green baseball cap with a red logo on the front, a green sweater with a white logo on the chest and sleeves, and grey pants. Investigators believe a four-door black car with tinted windows may be involved.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5371 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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