Saanich Police Financial Crimes Division & Crimestoppers
Date: February 11, 2020
Speaker: Police Officers Julie Fast, Danny Frohloff and Kathleen Murphy
Saanich Police Department Financial Crimes Section is a part of the Detective Division of the Saanich Police. Three members work full-time on a variety of offences relating to fraudulent activity, usually focusing on cases where there has been a loss in excess of $5,000.00. There are over 50 sections of the Criminal Code of Canada that deal with fraud related offences. These offences require a substantial amount of time and a great deal of specialization in order for them to be thoroughly investigated. Referrals to the Financial Crime detectives are usually made after initial investigation by uniformed officers.
The officers have agreed to give us an overview of common scams being perpetrated in our area, how we may be able to spot or prevent elder abuse and where we can turn to for help and advice. They will also be bringing a representative from CrimeStoppers who will give a brief overview of that program and how it works.
Remember: The best defence to becoming a victim of a financial crime is to exercise due diligence. If you are unsure, seek assistance from your local police force.