Kingston Police request assistance to identify suspect in theft and fraud case

Kingston Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the female pictured here, the suspect in a theft and fraud case. Photo via Kingston Police.

Kingston Police have released the above photo, capture on security camera, and are asking for public assistance to identify the woman pictured, the suspect in a theft and fraud investigation.

According to police, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, sometime between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., a wallet was taken from the victim’s purse, which was left unattended for “a very brief period of time” while the victim attended class at St. Lawrence College. The wallet contained the victim’s credit card.

That evening, several unauthorized transactions were made with the victim’s stolen credit card. Those transactions took place both online, and at a store in the area of Division and Concession Streets in downtown Kingston, police said in a press release on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

The suspect was captured on security video at the downtown store where one of those fraudulent transactions took place, as pictured above.

The suspect is described by police as a Caucasian woman with a medium/stocky build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black zip-up hoodie with red/maroon lettering across the chest, a baseball cap, and a red bandana face covering. The suspect was also wearing a number of rings on multiple fingers.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the female suspect pictured is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Blair Watt of the Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 ext. 6320, or via email at [email protected].

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