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

Just Posted

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

Tofino athletes Devries, Olin selected for Surf Canada Olympic pathway team

“We’ve got a lot of work to do before any of us qualify for the Olympics.”

Port Alberni’s RE/MAX Ride the Rim cyclists pedal into Ucluelet

“I did it for the children and for the love of the sport.”

Surfrider cheers ocean friendly businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet

Surfrider Pacific Rim is pushing for an ocean friendly, plastic-free, peninsula.

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

RCMP arrest violent offender on Vancouver Island

Police struggle with suspect and take him down with a taser

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Most Read