37-year-old Reza Moeinian from Maple Ridge has been charged for allegedly engineering romantic relationships in order to steal substantial amounts of money. Coquitlam RCMP says there are likely more victims who have not yet spoken to police and they would like them to come forward.
Moeinian is accused of using a dating referral service or online dating to meet his victims, typically he uses a pseudonym and poses as a foreign businessman. Moeinian has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5000, one count of theft over $5000, and one count of causing someone to use a forged document. He is currently in custody and will next appear in court on March 12, 2018.
Moeinian is described as:
- A Middle Eastern man with a medium complexion who can pass as Italian or European
- 173 cm (5’8), 61 kg (135 lb) with a slender build
- Short brown hair, brown eyes
Anybody who may have been a victim of this romance fraud is encouraged to call their local police. If you were victimized in Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam, call the RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask for Cst. Alex Bojic (file 2017-17634).