Pierre Bourgoin, 49, of Montreal was identified as the fraudster who duped Beausoleil Home Hardware in Wakefield out of $300 on Jan. 17.
After the video surveillance photos of Bourgoin went viral, investigators learned that he had committed several other fraud-related crimes in the Outaouais region.
In every incident, Bourgoin would take items off the shelves without the employees noticing before returning them without a receipt for reimbursement.
He is wanted by several Quebec police services.
New information has recently come to light about a possible accomplice. Surveillance footage has the unidentified man entering the store a few seconds before Bourgoin and goes straight to an employee to inquire about the store’s owner.
Anyone with information on this man is asked to contact Bruno Lafleur-Lacroque at 819-459-2422 ext. 3288 or Info-Crime at 1-800-711-1800.