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Alleged door-to-door scammer busted

A Kelowna man, possibly responsible for defrauding more than 40 victims was arrested in connection with a card-skimming operation over the weekend.

Police responded to a possible fraud complaint on March 16 around 1:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Glenmeadows Road, after receiving a call that a man wearing an ID card and stating that he was collecting donations on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House Charity had apparently just taken money from a resident with the use of a portable debit device.

Cst. Kris Clark says the resident immediately phoned Ronald McDonald House and was advised that this was an ongoing scam. After providing the police with a description the suspect was taken into custody a short distance away.

James Alexander Graham, 22, who is known to police, remains in custody and is to appear in court on Tuesday March, 19.
 
"Neighbourhood inquiries indicated that Graham had canvassed the area and there were further victims. Subsequent investigation also revealed that this may be the tip of the iceberg with over 47 victims in just a few days in both Kelowna and Salmon Arm," explains Clark.
 
Graham has been charged with 4 counts each of Fraud Under $5,000, Theft Under $5,000, Personation, and False Pretences. More charges may be recommended pending further investigation.

If you have been a victim of this scam, please call your local police detachment and report any compromised credit cards to your financial institution.



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