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Vehicle dealership owner in Alberta turns to social media to identify an alleged fraudster – Global News

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A Dodge dealership in the small town of Redwater, northeast of Edmonton, says it recent had a holiday surprise that it was fortunate to dodge.

“If we wouldn’t have been suspicious of them — they behaved suspiciously, there was four of them, one of them stayed in the vehicle in front of the showroom — I guess that was the getaway car,” Redwater Dodge owner David Tingley said Tuesday.

Tingley is alleging that an Alberta man, that he alleges was using fake identification out of British Columbia, tried to collect an early cashback from rebates on a vehicle he wasn’t actually going to buy. After seeing some red flags with the application, Tingley says the dealership confronted the man while in the building before he fled.

READ MORE: Identity theft used to steal high-end vehicles from Ontario car dealerships

Instead of having a feeling of holiday cheer this season, Tingley says, for him, it’s quite the opposite.

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“I’m pissed off,” he said. “I’m tired of people stealing from us.

“They seem to be able to do this repeatedly… there is no fear of the law and there’s no respect for businesses and citizens right now in our province.”

“Our investigation is still ongoing, but we do have some leads we are following up on[and] my hope is that will be able to identify the individual that was present that day and lay the appropriate charges,” said RCMP Cpl. Mark Joy.

After reporting the incident to RCMP, Tingley also took to social media, where he posted an image of the allegedly fake ID used which contained false information but had the the suspect’s picture.

It wasn’t long before the post gained a fair amount of traction on social media, reaching over 300,000 views in a matter of days.

“I decided to push back,” Tingley said. “I think more of us need to do that if we want this to stop.”

“Now its instantaneous — with the distribution of that information on social media, it does assist us in our investigation, but it does require us to verify that information because we don’t know where the source of that information is coming,” Joy said.

This is not the first time the dealership has fallen victim to crime. In 2018, the business lost thousands of dollars when tires and rims were stolen off its property. The theft was also captured on video surveillance.

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Since 2014, the owner says the dealership has lost more than $300,000 due to thefts and other crimes, an issue he blames on a struggling economy.

“The reason that these young people steal is because they don’t have the dignity of work,” Tingley said. “I think we need to take them, and instead of putting them in jail, we need to give them a job.”

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Newest council appointment resigns after controversial social media posts surface – CityNews Toronto

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  1. Newest council appointment resigns after controversial social media posts surface  CityNews Toronto
  2. Newly appointed Toronto councillor resigns after controversial social media posts resurfaced  CTV News Toronto
  3. Toronto politician accused of homophobic social media posts resigns from city council  blogTO
  4. Toronto’s newest councillor resigns hours after she was appointed  Global News
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Media Advisory: Ministers Stoodley and Davis to Attend Run for Women in Support of Stella's Circle – News Releases – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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On Sunday, June 26 the Honourable Sarah Stoodley, Minister of Digital Government and Service NL and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will attend the LOVE YOU’ by Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women, in support of women’s mental health programs at Stella’s Circle.

The event is set to begin at 8:45 a.m. at Quidi Vidi Lake, 115 The Boulevard, St. John’s.

The Run for Women is held in 18 cities throughout Canada and focuses on Women’s Mental Health. Funds raised go to this year’s charity partner, Stella’s Circle, to specifically support programming at Naomi House and the Just Us Women’s Centre. The event also promotes physical movement as a means to creating better positive mental health outcomes.

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709-729-5449, 691-9466
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Newly appointed Toronto councillor resigns after controversial social media posts resurfaced – CTV News Toronto

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A newly installed Toronto councillor has resigned after her old social media posts, which appear to show homophobic content, were unearthed hours following her appointment.

Rosemarie Bryan was appointed by city council as the new councillor for Ward 1 – Etobicoke North during a special meeting on Friday, filling the vacancy left by Michael Ford, who ran in June’s provincial election and won.

After she was appointed, however, Bryan’s alleged past social media activities, which appears to show her sharing anti-LGBTQ content, were brought to light.

Friday was the start of the Pride Toronto’s Festival Weekend, which features the return of the Pride Parade to downtown streets on Sunday following a two-year hiatus.

Several councillors posted to social media that had they known about Bryan’s posts, they would not have voted for her to fill the seat.

“A majority of councillors would have never this (way) had this information been brought forward. We relied too heavily on the recommendation being made by former councillor,” Coun. Mike Layton tweeted.

“We need to reopen this debate.”

Of the 23 councillors who cast their ballots, 21 voted for Bryan, including Mayor John Tory.

Coun. Josh Matlow, one of the two councillors who did not vote for Bryan, called for her resignation, tweeting that he does not believe “anyone who supports hate and bigotry should be a Toronto city councillor, or hold any public office for that matter. This is disgraceful.”

On Friday night, Bryan released a statement announcing that she is resigning, saying it’s the best way to continue serving those who love and support her in Etobicoke North.

Bryan said she is devastated that her past online posts are being “thrown against my decades of commitment to the community.”

“I recognize councillors were not aware of those posts before today’s discussion and now that they are, I recognize many would not have cast their vote for me. I don’t want to hurt all those who supported me and I remain committed to helping my community in any and every way I can,” she said.

In a statement, Tory said while Bryan made a “strong case” to council for her appointment, her past social media posts are “not acceptable.”

“I totally disagree with any homophobic or transphobic views. I absolutely support our 2SLGBTQ+ residents. City Councillors are expected to set an example when it comes to consistency with our shared values,” Tory said.

“I would not have voted for this appointment had I been aware of these posts and I know that is the sentiment of the vast majority of council who also voted today.”

He said it was appropriate for Bryan to resign.

“The upset this has caused everyone involved is extremely unfortunate. This is especially unfortunate on the very weekend when we are celebrating the progress we have made together,” Tory said, adding that he has asked staff to review the overall appointment process.

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