Police allege this woman impersonated another woman to steal almost $7,000 from a bank account.

Scam artists get away with thousands in Langley

A woman impersonated someone to empty a bank account.

Langley Mounties are looking for suspects in several incidents that saw scammers get away with thousands through bank and credit card fraud.

In the largest fraud, a woman attended a local bank to make wire transfers and cash withdrawals.

After almost $7,000 had been removed or transferred, bank staff became suspicious and contacted the account owner, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

The woman who actually owned the account confirmed she had not been moving the money. The woman in the bank had been an imposter.

Two other recent cases saw credit card scammers get away with four-figure hauls of goods.

Between Sept. 30 and Oct. 11, a man used a stolen credit card to make multiple purchases, totalling $2,800, said Largy.

In a different credit card case, a stolen card was used by a woman at various locations in Langley and Surrey, netting about $1,200 worth of fraudulent transactions.

Anyone with information on the suspects in any of the cases is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to leave an anonymous tip with Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

This man allegedly used a stolen credit card.

This woman allegedly used a stolen credit card.

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