Tow-truck scam returns

  • Jan. 18, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The tow-truck scam has resurfaced and Victoria businesses are being warned to stay cautious.

In October and November, businesses were reporting a man would enter, stating he knows the owner of the business, and ask for $30-$50 to pay an urgent tow-truck bill.

He would give a false phone number, and leave with the cash.

Victoria police arrested a man in November. Brian Llewlyn Grover, 40, was charged with four counts of fraud and released on $200 bail in late December.

Police have received reports of a similar scam recommencing, but aren’t certain the same person is responsible. The suspect in the recent fraud reports is 40-45 years old.

Any business targeted in the scam can call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.