On February 19th, 2015, Canmore RCMP received a report of a fraud over an online gear swap. The victim transferred money to the proposed seller of the gear, and never received the gear as discussed. After investigation, a suspect was identified and questioned by police. During the investigation, the suspect admitted to a number of fraudulent transactions online.
41 year old Ian Spencer Shavalier is currently charged with one count of Fraud.
The Canmore RCMP is asking the public for assistance in this investigation. If you or anyone you know has been the victim of an online fraud concerning gear swaps or sales online with the accused or anyone using the following email accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org please contact the Canmore RCMP at 403.678.5519.
If you have information on this or any other criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.