Alleged fraudster targets church parishioners
Thunder Bay church members report suspicious activity to police after money taken
Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:13 PM ET
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2013 3:06 PM ET
Thunder Bay police have issued a warning about a man who has been attending area churches over the last few months to allegedly bilk people out of their money.
Police said they have received reports about a man who befriends parishioners and tells a story that plays on their heartstrings.
The man has been given money and, in some cases, access to bank accounts.
Police reported a "significant" amount of money has been taken in some cases.
They are trying to track down a man about 55-years-old. He's about six-feet-two-inches tall, with a medium build and graying hair.
Individuals who think they may have been defrauded by this person are asked to contact Thunder Bay police at 684-1200. Police are also asking for people to come forward with information that may help them determine his identity.
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