On Thursday, April 27 Okotoks RCMP made an arrest in a Grandparent scam.

And RCMP say there are more victims and have released the image of the 22-year-old man in an attempt to locate these victims.


The Okotoks RCMP were first made aware of the Grandparent scam when they received a complaint that an elderly woman of Foothills County had been defrauded of a large amount of money.

The woman had taken a phone call from a man claiming to be a lawyer and that her great nephew was in jail and needed bail money.

Subsequent to initiating the investigation, Okotoks Municipal and Okotoks GIS officers identified a male suspect.

A search warrant was then obtained for the suspects temporary address in Calgary.

The victim's money was also found and returned to the elderly woman.

Nigel Nyembwe (Photo supplied by RCMP)Nigel Nyembwe (Photo supplied by RCMP)

A resident of Ottawa, Nigel Nyembwe (22) has been charged with:

  • Fraud over $5000
  • Attempted Fraud over $5000

The RCMP state that further charges are also pending.

Nyembwe was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Cochrane Provincial court May 2, 2023.


RCMP remind:

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, please contact the Okotoks RCMP at 403-995-6400. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www. P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.