CRIME OF THE WEEK – MAY 10 – Distraction Theft

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) On Wednesday February 20th 2019, a theft occurred from a vehicle, located in a parking lot on St. David Street North in Fergus. Three unknown culprits, one female and two males, were able to obtain a “secret pin number” from an elderly woman, while she made a credit card purchase. Once in the parking lot, the three distracted the woman by advising her she had a flat tire. During this distraction, the culprits were able to steal her wallet and later use the information to withdraw a large sum of money from her accounts.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit an anonymous tip on-line at You never have to give your name or testify in court. If your information is used in an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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