Suspect passed off metal washers for toonies worth over $30,000

A BC-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Terrelle Robert Talbot, 43, for allegedly defrauding 17 banks over a three-month crime spree.

Talbot reportedly attended various banks throughout the Lower Mainland requesting the bank tellers to exchange rolled toonie coins for bills. In each case the teller was unaware that although the roll of coins looked authentic, with a real toonie on either end, all the other ‘coins’ inside the roll were actually metal washers.

Each roll had 25 ‘coins’ in them for an exchange value of $50. Collectively, from the various banking institutions, the culprit obtained over $30,000 in cash over the three-month period, from March to May, 2018. After an extensive multijurisdictional investigation by the North Vancouver RCMP, a Crown Report was submitted to BC Prosecution Service that issued an arrest warrant for the accused on September 19.

Terrelle Robert Talbot

Talbot is now wanted for 17 counts of criminal fraud over $5,000 related to fraudulently exchanging steel washers for real currency. The accused has no fixed address and is originally from Nova Scotia where there is an outstanding warrant for him for similar offences.

Talbot is 6 feet tall (183 cm), 201 lbs (91 kg) and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

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