Thursday, May 26, 2016

Scammers Darryl Rondeau - Jamie Lynn Cox pretended to be from Fort McMurray

Police say a British Columbia man is facing charges for impersonating a Fort McMurray evacuee and allegedly taking advantage of people who were trying to help. The RCMP says they received a complaint from Family and Community Support Services in Claresholm, Alta., because they believed a man and woman were pretending to have evacuated the wildfires.

Police allege the man travelled to Claresholm and "took advantage'' of people who thought they were helping wildfire victims. They say Darryl Rondeau, 45, of Victoria, B.C., has been charged with fraud under $5,000.
39-year-old Jamie Lynn Cox was charged with five counts of fraud under $5,000. Cox has been released from police custody on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Fort McClean Provincial Court on June 1. Rondeau plead guilty to his charge Wednesday. He received 30 days in jail.