The Dryden Police Service is continuing to warn the public about an ongoing fake jewelry scam, that is still taking place in the area, and across the province.
On October 9, the DPS received a report of two males driving a silver BMW SUV, selling fraudulent jewelry in the Husky parking lot.
Police are reminding the public to not make any purchases from individuals or groups travelling through Dryden selling what may appear to be authentic jewelry. Multiple charges were laid relating to the scam over the summer.
In August, police in Dryden began investigating reports of two males reportedly from Dubai, driving a gold Pathfinder with possible Quebec Licence plates – approaching vehicles asking to trade jewelry for money.
Other reports said that a roughly 6’ Middle Eastern male with a female passenger – driving a brown/grey van – asking to trade jewelry for money, who say that they are travelling back to Toronto from holidays and have no money.
The Kenora OPP also warned residents of the scam happening in the area. It was first reported in the area in June.
Police in Dryden are also investigating damage to city property. On October 5, officials with the City of Dryden reported damage to a bathroom at Pronger Park. The facilities were spray-painted, and a sink was removed from the washroom at Earls Court.
Anyone with any additional information into this incident is asked to call the DPS at 807-223-3281 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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