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Canora RCMP: Local resident's identity used in catfishing scheme

It is a crime in Canada to fraudulently impersonate another person.
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Other crimes include shoplifting and egging a home on Halloween.

CANORA — The Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to 29 calls from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2, some of which included:

  • one 911 Act call,
  • one demonstration/protest,
  • one Fire Prevention Act call,
  • one identity fraud,
  • one lost and found,
  • three Mental Health Act calls,
  • six mischiefs,
  • five thefts,
  • one traffic collision,
  • eight traffic offenses,
  • one wellbeing check and
  • one prisoner.

Won’t stay away

On Nov. 1, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP responded to a disturbance complaint outside a residence in Canora. A man was located on scene and told to leave after he tried to get into his former residence. The man returned to the residence later in the day and again had to be warned to stay away.

Fake dating profile

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP investigated a report of identity fraud on Oct. 31. A fake online dating profile was created using the caller’s name and email address. It is a crime in Canada to fraudulently impersonate another person online to either gain advantage or to cause disadvantage to someone else.


The Canora/Sturgis RCMP investigated a report on Oct. 31 that a vehicle parked outside a residence in Preeceville was egged on Halloween night. Police continue to investigate.

Ice cream theft

On Oct. 27, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP investigated a report that two women shoplifted ice cream from the Canora Co-op grocery store. Police are currently reviewing the store's video surveillance footage to identify the suspects.

Thief returns

The Canora/Sturgis RCMP charged a woman with theft on Oct. 25 after she was caught shoplifting from the Canora Co-op. On Oct. 27, the same woman returned to the store twice and stole again. Police located and arrested the female for theft under $5,000.

Report tips and information

If you have any information about these or any other crimes, or any substances involved in these incidents, please contact the Canora RCMP at 306-563-4700, or you can also report anonymously via Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at

Call the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Turn In Poachers & Polluters (TIPP) Line, toll-free, at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a SaskTel cellphone (phone calls only, no text messages).