CLARESHOLM, Alta. — 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.
Rondeau appeared in court last Monday.
Police are asking anyone in the area who may have given money to the couple to come forward.
Looking for more?
Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.