The Cochrane RCMP believed there are other victims in Alberta of an alleged fraudster and have launched a provincewide search.

In 2020, Cochrane RCMP arrested and charged 50-year-old Scott Phillip Brooks, of Calgary, after a number of individuals informed police of the loss of more than a million dollars over the course of a number of years.

Brooks has been charged with 17 counts of fraud, four counts of identity fraud, laundering proceeds of crime, fraudulent registration of title, two counts of misleading receipt and disposal of property to defraud creditors. The matter is currently before the court.

"Cochrane RCMP believe that there may be more victims throughout the province," says Cst. Bonnie Sauve, RCMP public information officer. "If you have put your trust In Scott Phillips Brooks in relation to an investment opportunity, we do want to hear from you, so please reach out to the Cochrane RCMP, and we can assist you."

You can contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000.

Have you been approached by someone you know and trust or introduced to a third party by someone you know or trust through a club, a team or a place of worship about a time sensitive high yield investment opportunity?

The promise of the return of initial investment plus interest and a substantial bonus involving the sale of real property such as motor vehicles, used pipe, or intellectual property like pending patents is extremely tempting... but is it true?

"If it sounds too good to be true, it might be a fraud," RCMP warn. "Do your homework and research before you part with your money. Individuals who commit these types of fraud have put a significant amount of effort into developing background stories and false documents to legitimize their story."