On October 16, 2019, the Sarnia Police Service began their investigations into two individuals committing frauds within the city.
The victims were randomly approached by either a male or female (who are working together) and are fed a story regarding a relative that is dying of cancer in another city or that a family member has been in a serious car accident. The scammers then tell the victim that they do not have a bank account but need to cash their cheques to be able to travel to see their ill relative. The criminals even offer them money for their troubles.
The cheques have been stolen and usually made out in someone else’s name. Once the victim cashes the cheque and withdraws the money to pay it is too late. The victim is now on the hook for the money and usually ends up with an overdrawn account balance.
The Sarnia Police Service has continued their investigation into this matter and warrants have been requested for the arrest of Dusty-Wade Robert Ryan, 32 years of age of Sarnia, and Nicole Elaine Salisbury, 31 years of age, also of Sarnia. Both have no fixed address.
Both of these parties are wanted on warrants for fraud under $5000 along with other charges.
Photos are attached below.
If anyone has any information regarding the location of Ryan or Salisbury they are please asked to contact the Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861, extension 0, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.