Calgary police need your help finding a woman wanted in connection with multiple cases of bilking seniors out of cash.
There are 17 warrants out for Alana Love Duncan’s arrest.
The 45-year-old is wanted for:
Possession of counterfeit money;
Possession of stolen property;
Defrauding a person of over $5,000;
Failing to appear in court; and
“Other offences,” according to police.
Police believe Duncan is involved in “grandparents scams” and responsible for defrauding seniors by claiming to be a loved one in need of money to get out of a jam.
Often, the scammers call or text.
And often, the amount of money requested to, say, “make bail,” is thousands of dollars.
Duncan is described as:
Approximately 170 lbs;
Police have released images of their suspect.
Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, calgarycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 Tips app.
Seniors can learn how to protect themselves against such scams on the CPS website.