RCMP Report: Fraud cases continue in Golden

Two separate incidents continued to highlight the dangers of mail fraud.

Fraud cases continue

Two separate incidents of fraud were reported over the last couple of weeks. One local was defrauded out of $1900 after responding to a job ad on Kijiji. The ad asked for money up front in order to eventually receive more money in return.

Another incident left a local defrauded out of $9000 after they responded to a letter from the U.K. about receiving inheritance from a long lost relative. As was the case in the job ad, the victim was asked to send money in order to receive more money later.

Fraud cases usually follow this formula, and RCMP are once again reminding everyone to use caution with any e-mails or letters that seem even remotely suspicious.

Vandalism, theft at Lake O’Hara

On Aug. 29, 17 vehicles were broken into and vandalized at the Lake O’Hara parking lot in Yoho National Park. The side windows were smashed on all of the vehicles and valuables were stolen from within. Police have no suspects at this time and anyone with any information is asked to contact the RCMP immediately.

Elk Road accident

No injuries were reported after a single vehicle failed to negotiate a right hand turn on Elk Road on Aug. 29. The vehicle came to rest in a precarious position and the occupants remained inside for fear of shifting the weight of the car and causing it to go down an embankment. Golden Fire & Rescue attended the scene and managed to extract the vehicle’s occupants without further incident.

Counterfeit currency

On Sept. 1, a counterfeit U.S. $50 bill was discovered at the Shell gas station on Highway 1. The bill was allegedly passed on by a female, but was only discovered to be counterfeit long after she left.

Motorcycle accident

A motorcyclist and their passenger were unharmed after being cut off by a pickup truck on the ‘S’ curves section of Highway 1 east of Golden. Their bike sustained significant damage in the accident. The pickup truck did not stop and was not able to be identified.

Dangerous driving ticket issued

On Sept 1, RCMP detected a pair of speeding vehicles travelling east on Highway 1 through Rogers Pass. The vehicles, a Mustang and a pickup truck, were clocked at nearly 160 km/h by an officer, who then pursued them. The member lost sight of the vehicles but, on his way back to Golden, he discovered the Mustang rolled over on its side. The driver was charged with dangerous driving. They would not identify the driver of the pickup truck for police.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Golden Dollar Store celebrates 20 years

Opening its doors in December 1993, the store will spend 2020 celebrating 20 years of business

Kicking Horse Update, Tuesday February 18

Kicking Horse reports no new snow in the last 24 hours. The… Continue reading

Golden Highway Update, Tuesday February 18

When travelling along Highway 1 this morning, watch for slippery sections between… Continue reading

First presumptive case of coronavirus identified in the Interior Health region

The woman, in her 30s, travelled from Shanghai and lives in the interior

Two injured in semi truck incident on Trans Canada Highway Feb. 13

One was pinned between a semi and a plow when another semi hit the wreckage

Protesters barricade Premier John Horgan’s home ahead of B.C. budget unveiling

Demonstrators from the Extinction Rebellion have blocked the Langford driveway

Budget 2020: B.C. NDP taps top tax bracket for more revenue

Minimum wage set to pass $15 an hour by 2021

Budget 2020: Not much new for B.C.’s struggling forest industry

Focus on wood waste utilization, efficiency, ministry budget cut

Skull reconstruction gives new insight into unknown man found in B.C. cemetery

RCMP released a 3-D skull reconstruction of a man who was found dead on July 2, 1998

Forest industry supporters and convoy arrive at B.C. legislature in Victoria

Rally delivers petition in favour of ‘working forests’

Ten poisoned eagles rushed to veterinary hospital in Nanaimo

Eagles stricken after eating flesh of euthanized animal at Nanaimo Regional Landfill

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Trudeau says Wet’suwet’en crisis, rail blockades a critical moment for country

First Nations leaders suggest it may be time to peacefully end the blockades

B.C. budtenders become first private cannabis workers to unionize in Canada

Two of seven Clarity Cannabis storefronts vote to join UFCW 1518 union

Most Read