Westerly readers help catch thief in Tofino

Westerly News readers helped police track down an alleged fraudster in Tofino.

Big ups the to the Westerly News readers who helped police track down an alleged fraudster.

As was recently reported in the Westerly, a woman left her bank card in an ATM machine on June 19 and a man who used the machine after her reportedly made a $300 withdrawal from her bank account.

The Westerly included a photo of the suspect in Aug. 19’s print edition and keen-eyed readers helped police identify him.

“As a result of the request for the public assistance in identifying the person believed to be involved in a fraud at the Tofino CIBC as posted in last week’s Westerly News…the person believed to be responsible for committing the fraud has been identified,” said Cpl. Therese Cochlin of the Tofino RCMP.

“The RCMP is appreciative of the support of members of the community and the Westerly for their assistance.”

andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca