Montreal man arrested in connection to alleged ‘love fraud,’ SPVM looking for more victims

By News Staff

Montreal police (SPVM) arrested a 58-year-old man who alleged preyed on an elderly person using a ‘love fraud’ scheme.

The suspect, Jocelyn Demers, was arrested on May 8 and faces one count of fraud.

According to the SPVM, the incident occurred in March, in Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles and Montreal North.

The victim is believed to be a 64-year-old woman.

Montreal police report that the suspect allegedly contacted the victim on social media and after developing her trust, met her in person and convinced her to make purchases at different stores – promising to pay her back quickly.

“The suspect also asked the victim to cash fake cheques and kept the money, while the victim suffered a financial loss,” SPVM writes in a press release.

Demers is described as a white man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs 138 lbs. He has grey hair and brown eyes.

Some prevention tips from the SPVM include: using caution on dating sites or social media, using official platforms only, inform friends and family about new acquaintances, and never transfer money or valuables to people you’ve met virtually.

Anyone who believes they may have been a possible victim of Jocelyn Demers, or has any information related to this case, is asked to go to their local police station or to contact 911 and file an official complaint or make a statement. You can also provide information anonymously and confidentially by contacting Info-Crime Montréal at 514-393-1133 or by using the reporting form available on their website. (hyperlink)

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