Canadian fraud suspect will appear on ‘America’s Most Wanted’

Police services reached out to TV show after failing to capture fugitive

A Canadian man sought in connection with the alleged defrauding of elderly people will be featured this Saturday on “America’s Most Wanted,” after the failure of Canadian Police Services to capture him. “Despite widespread media coverage and numerous warrants being issued by investigators from 10 Canadian Police Services, (Richard Earl) Rupert continues to evade capture,” Niagara Regional Police said Wednesday in a news release. As a result, detectives with the Toronto Police Service have called on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ for help. After hearing about the crimes the 53-year-old fugitive had allegedly committed, the show’s producers agreed to take on the case and air a story on Rupert.


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