Tseshaht chief impersonators defraud victims

Port Alberni RCMP are currently investigating several cases of impersonation which have led to victim’s being defrauded.

  • Apr. 29, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Port Alberni RCMP are currently investigating several cases of impersonation which have led to victim’s being defrauded.

Over the past two weeks, the suspect has made numerous phone calls to local residents claiming to be First Nation Elected Chief Hugh Braker. The suspect then asks for money for an emergency situation. Several victims have been tricked by the suspect as they believed it was a legitimate situation.

Caution should be exercised whenever somebody solicits money over the phone. The solicitor’s identity should always be confirmed prior to donating money. Constable Scott MacLeod, Aboriginal Policing Services- Port Alberni RCMP Detachment.

The investigation continues and police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and are requesting anyone who may have information relating to this incident to contact the local RCMP Detachment at (250)723-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Just Posted

Alberni boys win 20th consecutive Island Wrestling Championships

Alberni District Secondary School boys finished with 69 points

Juno-nominated Indigenous hip-hop duo to play in Port Alberni

Snotty Nose Rez Kids will be at the Kingsway Pub on Saturday, Feb. 23

Coldest Night of the Year event brings attention to plight of the homeless

Port Alberni teams prepare to walk one of three routes and raise funds too

Alberni Armada girls a surprise contender at Vancouver Island high school basketball championships

The Alberni Armada senior girls’ basketball team is going somewhere they never… Continue reading

Alberni Curling Club hosts 66th annual men’s bonspiel

Curlers will compete in four events Feb. 15–17

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Most Read