Nanaimo RCMP are hoping the public can help them find Shaun Wiebe who is wanted for alleged fraud under $5,000. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP are hoping the public can help them find Shaun Wiebe who is wanted for alleged fraud under $5,000. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo man allegedly takes item from store rack and returns it for cash value

RCMP say Shaun Wiebe, 43, wanted for alleged fraud at Cabela’s last week

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who allegedly took an item off a store rack and fraudulently returned it.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, Shaun Wiebe, 43, is wanted for fraud under $5,000 after he allegedly took a Yeti-brand bag from a display rack at Cabela’s and returned it for its cash value Feb. 7.

RCMP say attempts to locate Wiebe have proven negative and it is believed that he is actively avoiding police. He is well known to police and has friends and family throughout central Vancouver Island, say RCMP.

Wiebe 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, and has a tattoo of a skull on one arm and King Tut on another.

Anyone with information pertaining to Wiebe’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2020-5045.

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