Police are on the hunt for a serial fraudster after he tried to dupe someone in Richmond.
Richard Earl Rupert, 56, is wanted for multiple counts of fraud by police agencies all across Canada.
On Feb. 14, Richmond RCMP received a call that a member of the public was approached by Rupert, who allegedly tried to convince her that he was a family member and needed money for emergency car repairs.
The woman became suspicious and notified police. Unfortunately, Rupert left the area before being spoken to by police.
It’s believed that in early December 2012, Rupert allegedly approached another victim who handed over to him an undisclosed sum of money after believing the money was needed to repair a family member's vehicle.
Rupert is described as a white male, between 5’5 and 5’6 tall and between 140 and 160 lbs. He has dirty blonde and grey hair with a receding hairline. He’s clean-shaven, has a pockmarked face with chiseled cheekbones, a large nose and a ruddy (reddish) complexion.
Rupert is known to usually target the elderly and will allegedly seek his victims in apartment buildings, senior centers, shopping centers and anywhere else he can approach elderly victims.
Anyone with information on Rupert’s whereabouts is asked to contact police on 604 278 1212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.