On Jan. 1, the Ponoka RCMP received a report of fraud from a resident in Ponoka.

The victim reported that she was contacted by someone pretending to be her daughter, and stated she had been arrested and needed money for bail.

A person pretending to be a lawyer contacted the victim and planned for a Bailiff to come collect the bail money from the victim’s residence. An unknown male then attended the victim’s residence and collected the money. The victim then contacted her daughter who advised that it was a scam.

Ponoka RCMP are seeking assistance in identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male;
  • Medium build;
  • Salt and pepper hair;
  • Wearing glasses and a medical facemask; and
  • Wearing all black clothing and black ballcap.

The suspect vehicle is described as:

  • 4 door Subaru Legacy; and
  • Sliver in color.
Suspect vehicle.Photo provided by Ponoka RCMP.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or can identify the suspect they are asked contact Ponoka RCMP detachment at 403-783-4472. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www. P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.