Seniors scammer pleads guilty to 22 counts of fraud

North Vancouver

2020-05-14 09:49 PDT

File # 2019-4056

North Vancouver RCMP is providing an update to a previous public alert and previous charge approval of a suspect for multiple confidence frauds committed against elderly victims in North Vancouver and other jurisdictions throughout the Lower Mainland.

"We're happy to let our senior community members in particular know that their community is a little safer today," said Sgt. Peter DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP. Donald Robert Quinnell pled guilty to 22 counts of Fraud, and was sentenced to 5.5 years. The charges were for offences committed in North Vancouver, Vancouver, Port Moody and West Vancouver, all of which were laid by BC Prosecution Service in North Vancouver Provincial Court.

"This investigation offers a good example of cross-jurisdictional cooperation," he said. "We were able to identify the suspect in these frauds because of good information sharing between our departments, and we were able to provide the court with evidence from each of our jurisdictions as a collective law enforcement group."
 

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Sgt. Peter DeVries

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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