Suspect flees police in alleged Red Deer fraud case

Man was trying to obtain loan

Surveillance image of a suspect in a Red Deer RCMP fraud investigation

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a suspect who fled from police last Thursday after allegedly attempting to fraudulently obtain a loan using stolen identification.

RCMP were called to the Cash Canada at 5405 50th Ave. shortly before 7:30 p.m. in response to a report of a man attempting to get a loan using identification and other personal documentation that did not appear to belong to him.

When the suspect saw police entering the store, he fled to a waiting white Kia hatchback, which drove away heading southbound on Gaetz Avenue. RCMP initiated a traffic stop but the driver of the vehicle refused to stop. RCMP did not pursue the vehicle due to public safety concerns.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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