Kingston Police seek public assistance in University District Fraud


Kingston Police is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a fraud incident that occured in Kingston’s University District. 

The fraud occurred on December 9, 2022 at approximately 10:30 a.m, when the victim was approached by the male suspect inside a building in the University District.

According to police, the suspect had identified himself to the victim with a fake name and had also indicated that he was of Korean descent.

“The suspect then told the victim that he was a computer technician from Edmonton and had recently lost his identification on the train. The suspect then stated that he was unable to book a hotel without identification and asked if the victim could give him approximately $1000 in exchange for a wire transfer in a couple of days,” police said. 

After receiving requested e-transfer, police say that the money was never returned to the victim. 

The suspect is described as Asian, approximately 40 years of age, between 5’3”-5’4” tall, with short black hair. This male was clean shaven and was wearing a black jacket and a grey Under Armour baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect, is asked to please contact Detective Wein at 613-549-4660 ext. 6198 or via email at can also provide tips anonymously by calling our general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.