- Jordan David Shepherd, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested without incident by Nanaimo RCMP early this morning.
Ladysmith RCMP issued the warrant for Shepherd’s arrest Wednesday.
Shepherd, 34, of Nanaimo, was wanted for allegedly defrauding numerous women he dated in Nanaimo, Ladysmith and New Westminster.
0228 - A 34-year-old Nanaimo man who dupes women of their money is wanted on numerous fraud charges including a Canada-wide warrant
issued by Ladysmith RCMP. The Nanaimo RCMP believe there could be other victims and are asking them to come forward.
Jordan David Shepherd is wanted on five counts of Fraud under $5,000 from Nanaimo, one count of fraud from Ladysmith
and another fraud charge stemming from New Westminster. All of the allegations occurred between February and August, 2017.
It is alleged Shepard, who sometimes goes by the name "Dave Rofter”, befriends women ranging
from their mid twenties to early thirties, whom he meets in person, on social media or through “Plenty of Fish" a free dating site. Within in days, Shepherd asks the woman to deposit a cheque for him, in their account, for an amount ranging
from $1,000 to $1,600, The cheque is written on his purported business account called "On the Rocks Surveying”.
Shepherd often tells the women he either lost his bank card or he left it with a family member and could not access
it. After she cashes the cheque and withdraws the money from her account, Shepard disappears. In all cases the women were later notified by their bank that “ On the Rocks Surveying” was not an account and that it did not even exist.
Only then did they realize they had been duped.
"Some of the women who fell prey to Shepherd have taken to social media to warn other women of his actions. We too wish to warn others and hopefully encourage any who have not
come forward yet, to do so. Shepherd needs to held accountable for his actions," said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
Jordan David Shepherd is from Nanaimo and may be in the Lower Mainland. He is 6'. 1",
weighs approximately 230 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Shepherd has a tattoo of a Crown on his right wrist and another of “No Regrets” on his right upper arm.
If you have information on his whereabouts please
call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.