A 39-year-old Amherst man is in custody following an arrest by the Cumberland Street Crime Enforcement Union on Friday. He is charged with two counts of break, enter and theft, two additional counts of theft and two counts of breaching his probation.
AMHERST – Cumberland District RCMP are warning the public of senior fraud cases.
Recently, the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Unit have had reports of seniors being approached and offered money and groceries in exchange for their medications.
This activity can be very dangerous to a person's health. A person could be potentially charged for trafficking drugs, RCMP warn.
Medication prescribed to an individual should not be used by others. Communication and education are key factors in keeping seniors safe.
“If you or a member of your family has been approached in this manner please speak to someone about the incident and then report it,” Const. Paul Vincent of the Cumberland RCMP stated in a new release to media this morning. “A person's description, vehicle type, license plate and anything else you think is important will help police investigate this activity and help keep our homes and communities safer.”
Police would like anyone who comes aware of any senior safety issue to report the incident to the police by contacting any RCMP office, local police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.