Agassiz RCMP warn of meat order fraud

Local police warn of meat sale scam in Agassiz area

  • Feb. 3, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Agassiz RCMP are in the midst of a rare investigation.

Two instances of fraud were committed in the region where a male has contacted local residents with an offer to sell them meat at a discounted rate.

The meat, however was never produced and the scammed residents lost their money.

The two separate complaints received by the police were similar in nature, according to Sgt. Darren Rennie.

“In both cases a male described as a well-spoken, well-dressed Aboriginal male, approximately in his late 30s to early 40s driving a half-ton pickup truck offered Agassiz residents the opportunity to purchase meat and fish at a greatly discounted rate,” said Sergeant Rennie.

The RCMP advise residents to decline any purchase if approached and call police immediately.

Local police request anyone with information contact the Agassiz RCMP 604-796-2211 and/or CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).