Suspects sought in fake jewelry scam

Red Deer City RCMP have issued a warning about a man and some women in the area who are trying to sell fake gold jewelry.

Red Deer City RCMP have issued a warning about a man and some women in the area who are trying to sell fake gold jewelry.

Red Deer City RCMP have issued a warning about a man and some women in the area who are trying to sell fake gold jewelry.

Red Deer City RCMP have issued a warning about a man and some women in the area who are trying to sell fake gold jewelry.

Reports have been received of people approaching others in residential and business areas in Red Deer attempting to sell jewelry. In most cases, the suspects are driving rental vehicles with out-of-province licence plates.

They sell the jewelry to the victims, who later find out that the jewelry they purchased is gold-plated instead of 18K gold.

Similar scams have been reported across the province over the past number of months. In some cases, the suspects are aggressive and thefts of personal jewelry have occurred or a plea is made to make a sale of the jewelry because they need money.

Police urge the public to be aware of this scam.

Since Sept. 1, there have been eight reports of a man and women attempting to or selling fake jewelry to citizens in Red Deer.

If you have information that can assist the police in their investigation, contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.