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Curtis Komp, Hamilton fugitive, spotted in Ottawa, police say

05/04/2015 05:05 EDT | Updated 05/04/2016 05:12 EDT
A Hamilton, Ont., man wanted on fraud allegations was recently spotted in Ottawa, according to police.

Curtis Komp, 50, is accused of posing as a police officer or firefighter at several Burlington, Ont., homes in July 2014.

Halton police say he told residents he was collecting money for several charitable groups.

Komp was already on probation for similar allegations in Hamilton when he was arrested, police said. He was later released and required to return to court in March 2015.

Komp failed to appear in court and has been on the run, according to Halton police. Ottawa police have since said he was spotted in the nation's capital, though they did not provide details.

In Burlington, Komp faces five counts of fraud under $5,000 and two counts of failing to comply probation, as well as one count each of false representation and failing to re-attend court.

In Hamilton, Komp also faces one count of failing to comply with probation.

Komp is described as standing six feet two inches tall, weighing 230 pounds, with brown greying hair and blue eyes. He also has numerous tattoos, including a sun and moon with a face on the right side of his neck.

He is known to frequent Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto and Ottawa.

Anyone with information about Komp's whereabouts is asked to call 905-825-4747, ext. 2305, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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