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Man wanted by Calgary police for identity theft, credit card fraud

Jakub Matthew Kornacki, 30, is wanted on several warrants, including charges of fraud, identity theft and possession of stolen property. Provided by the Calgary Police Service

Calgary police are looking for a suspect after a man tried to buy something at a northwest business with a fraudulent credit card.

Police said the victim was told by his bank that his credit card info had been stolen after a man tried to use a fraudulent card at a store in the 11900 block of Sarcee Trail N.W. on July 15, 2017.

Fortunately, that transaction was cancelled. But after reviewing his accounts, the victim called police when he found “fraudulent activity” on two additional credit cards.

Police allege the suspect transferred money from the man’s account into a separate account “obtained by using another victim’s identity.”

“Investigators discovered a phone number, gym membership and potential address, which were also connected to this fraudulent identity,” police said in a media release Wednesday.

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The investigation led police to an apartment in the 1000 block of Citadel Meadows Point N.W. in late 2017, where police uncovered:

  • 16 financial cards that contained forged credit card data
  • Stolen and forged documents, including government-issued identification for 23 different people
  • An electronic foil tipping machine, card embosser and black ink jet cards used for creating fraudulent payment cards
  • A stolen vehicle

Jakub Matthew Kornacki, 30, is now wanted on several warrants. He is described as 5’8” tall, 170 pounds, with a medium build, green eyes and short brown hair. He has pierced ears, a tattoo on his neck that says “Sandy” and a tattoo of a dragon and a koi fish on his left upper arm.

He is wanted on several warrants, including charges of fraud, identity theft and possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information on Kornacki’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.

 

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