Edmonton police said Thursday that they were looking for a woman in her 20s, who was wanted on 44 fraud-related warrants.

Police said Michelle Sonya Ulrich, 24, was believed to be behind the theft of women’s wallets at a number of shopping centres around Edmonton.

EPS said between August 2014 and February 2015, its alleged women shopping in malls across Edmonton when their wallets were stolen, the women were then contacted by a woman who falsely said she was a customer service agent from the complainants’ respective financial institution.

Those women were then told fraudulent activity had been detected on their accounts – and the woman would request a PIN number for their debit and credit cards. Purchases were then made and cash withdrawn from their bank accounts.

Police are reminding Edmontonians to protect themselves against fraud, and to not provide sensitive personal information to anyone over the phone.

Anyone with information that could help police track down Ulrich is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or #377 on a mobile phone.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).