Albetra costco fraudBalzac, Alberta: On July 30th, 2014, a male suspected entered the Costco Wholesale Store in Balzac. The male selected a $600.00 upright vacuum, and brought it to the returns counter. The male told the counter staff he had received the vacuum as a gift and wished to return it. When asked for his membership card, the male said it was in his vehicle and departed with the vacuum. The male did not return. Staff quickly realized what had occurred and contacted RCMP, providing high quality video surveillance and staff witness statements.

The suspect is described the suspect male as dark hairy Caucasian approximately 5’7”, average build was wearing a blue patterned shift with jeans.

Other Costco stores in the area have had similar instances with a male matching this description.

If you have information, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267.