The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has arrested a man for fraud involving e-transfers in the area.

Police have received at least a dozen reports of fraud involving fake e-transfers to pay for items on several online marketplaces since August.

It's reported that the suspect shows the seller the fake e-transfer, and by the time the seller realizes the transfer is artificial, the suspect is gone with the property.

On Oct. 27, Anthony Dugas was arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud.

Police estimate that Dugas has stolen thousands of dollars from his victims, and they believe that there may be more incidents that haven't been reported yet.

On online marketplaces, he often goes by the names Tony Schultz, Anthony Rendell, Tony EMW, or Richard Carramusa.