Alleged fraudster nabbed in B.C.
Kristopher Nicholas Cook
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:19PM MDT
Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a fraudulent cancer fundraising scam.
Police were acting on a tip when they caught up to Kristopher Cook in downtown Victoria on Tuesday.
Cook, 28, was wanted on two counts of fraud over $5000 in connection to a fraudulent fundraiser.
Police say a man held a silent auction fundraiser on July 8, 2011 to allegedly raise funds for his cancer treatment.
The venue was provided for free and guests paid a total of approximately $7,500 for various donated items.
After the event, guests started to wonder if the man was using the funds for cancer treatment and whether he had been diagnosed with cancer at all.
Police opened an investigation in August 2012 after receiving information from the public and were able to determine that the man had raised the funds under fraudulent pretenses.
Cook was arrested without incident and will be returned to Calgary in the coming days.