Kingston Police Seek Public Assistance with Theft & Fraud Cases

Published on: 2011/12/01 - in News

Kingston City Police are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify a female suspect believed to have been involved in thefts at The Rio Can Centre at 770 Gardiners Road.

Store security video of the suspect in question reveals that the white female, approximately 50 years old with short dark hair and neatly dressed entered a store on November 2, 2011 at 5:59 p.m.

The woman is then seen taking merchandise from the shelf and leaving the store without paying for it. A vehicle associated with this incident is described as being a blue Pontiac, possibly a Sunfire .

The same individual has been linked to a similar crime at the Cataraqui Town Centre on November 10th, 2011.

Anyone with information about these thefts or the suspect in question, is asked to contact Detective/Constable Trevor Huffman, at 613-549-4660 x 6287, email: thuffman@kpf.ca, or call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Retirement Home Employee Arrested for Defrauding Resident

Kingston Police have issued a warning to the public after an employee of Fairfield Manor East Retirement Home was arrested for defrauding a former resident of that home.

Melissa Heath, 29 years old, was arrested on Wednesday while working at the retirement home.

Police are encouraging anyone who currently has or had relatives living at Fairfield Manor East since 2005 to review their financial records to ensure they were not a victim of fraud.

Kingston City Police also issued a reminder that Elder Abuse is becoming more prevalent as the population ages and there are more potential victims.

Families are encouraged to ensure elderly loved ones have the proper documents in place to protect them from being taken advantage of by fraudsters. Ensure the elderly person has a Power of Attorney for Personal Care and a Power of Attorney for Property.

If you suspect someone is the victim of Elder Abuse, please call Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 to report it.