Kingston police look to identify fraud suspect

Police say this man is responsible for a recent fraud on the Queen's University campus. Kingston Police

Police in Kingston are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man they say is responsible for a recent fraud.

According to police, a person was approached by the suspect inside a building on the Queen’s University campus.

The man identified himself with a name police say was fake, and said he was a computer technician from Edmonton who had lost his wallet and ID on the train.

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Police say he then asked the victim for $1,000 in order to book a hotel, and said he would send a wire transfer later.

The victim gave the money but never received the transfer.

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The suspect is described as approximately 40 years of age and between five feet three and five feet four inches tall with short black hair. He was clean-shaven and wore a black jacket and a grey Under Armour baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect’s identity is asked to contact Det. Wein at 613-549-4660 ext. 6198 or via email at

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