Steinbach RCMP need your help in identifying a thief after a victim in the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie was scammed out of a substantial amount of money.

According to police, the crime happened Thursday afternoon at approximately one o'clock. 

Police say the suspect called the victim, letting her know that her grandson was arrested and in jail. The suspect demanded money for bail and court fees. 

The male suspect identified himself as a police officer and provided a file number to the victim. 

The male suspect also placed, what the victim describes as a younger boy who was crying, on the phone to explain why and how he was arrested.

Police say the male suspect then allegedly advised the victim that a female would be coming by her residence to pick up the money. 

The phone numbers used are private or unknown.

Anyone with information or who can identify the female suspect is asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204-326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or