Police seek to identify fraud suspect last seen in Kingston’s University District

Photo via Kingston Police.

Kingston Police have released the above image and are asking for help to identify a fraud suspect, last seen in the University District.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, the victim was approached by the male suspect inside a building in the University District.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the suspect had identified himself to the victim with a fake name and had also indicated that he was of Korean descent.

“The suspect then told the victim that he was a computer technician from Edmonton and had recently lost his identification on the train,” police said. “The suspect then stated that he was unable to book a hotel without identification and asked if the victim could give him approximately $1,000 in exchange for a wire transfer in a couple of days. The suspect, after receiving the money he requested, never sent a wire transfer to the victim.”

Kingston Police described the suspect as Asian, approximately 40 years of age, between 5’3” and 5’4” tall, with short black hair. This male was clean-shaven and was wearing a black jacket and a grey Under Armour baseball cap, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect is asked to please contact Detective Wein at 613-549-4660 ext. 6198 or via email at [email protected].

Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number, 613-549-4660 ext. 0, and asking to remain anonymous.

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