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Nanaimo man charged with impersonating Port Alberni area First Nations chief

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A Nanaimo man is facing charges after being arrested in a Port Alberni RCMP investigation into someone impersonating a First Nations chief.

RCMP allege 49 year old Robert Bennett Peters was prentending to be Tseshaht  Chief Hugh Braker as part of a scam.

Victims were told Braker needed money because of a family tragedy.

RCMP say he was arrested in Nanaimo, Wednesday, near the location where victims were being told bring the “donations”.

We are pleased with the outcome in this troubling matter, says Inspector Mac Richards of the Port Alberni RCMP. This individual was preying upon kind hearted and generous citizens who were willing to help their fellow man deal with tragedy- it was morally and criminally reprehensible.

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