12/11/2013 03:51 EST | Updated 02/10/2014 05:59 EST

Preston Lee Carpenter, Suspected Of Edmonton Retirement Home Thefts, Nabbed

EDMONTON - Police in Edmonton have arrested a man suspected of lying about his identity so he could get into retirement homes and rob seniors in their suites.

Investigators allege Preston Lee Carpenter, who is 29, impersonated family members and repair workers.

In one instance, a man claimed to be the grandson of a resident and in another he posed as a maintenance man.

Police say Carpenter was at West Edmonton Mall on Tuesday night when security guards recognized him from a photo and called for help.

Carpenter is charged with mischief, forgery and being unlawfully in a dwelling.

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