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Police Dive Instructor impersonator arrested, again.
BloodhoundSheba - 9/15/2017 9:36 AM
Category: General
Replies: 11

Thomas Hanaway, aka, Tom Hanna, aka David Giroux, aka David Canada Copper, aka DivingLeo, aka in this group as Tom Diving Leo, divebuddy.com/Divingleo possibly among other names, has been rearrested for personating an officer and breaching probation conditions. globalnews.ca/news/3744562/winnipeg-man-charged-with-...olice-officer-again/ He has thousands of photos taken from other legitimate people and sources which he has claimed as his own. He most recently used the name David Canada Copper on facebook, facebook.com/canada.copper.36739 @DGiroux5 on twitter, twitter.com/DGiroux5?lang=en He is not a diver, not RCMP, not Navy, he is simply a serial identity thief and lifelong criminal. Please share this information in your groups as he still has unsuspecting followers.
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BloodhoundSheba - 9/15/2017 8:21 PM
BenDavid, Every official photo he used is stolen valor. I am not able to narrow down his profile pictures, I do know he claims to have been in the Royal Canadian Navy which is untrue. He is using knowledge of his father’s service to build out that claim. Additionally, if you google the first few lines of the articles he posts as his own, you will quickly find the original source he took if from. He is truly a very sick individual.
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Smithsgold - 9/15/2017 9:09 PM
Advanced Open Water (NAUI)
9/21/1979

Open Water Diver (NAUI)
9/21/1979

This should tell you what you need to know about him and his diving !!!!
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LatitudeAdjustment - 9/16/2017 5:33 AM
We had one in NJ also a few years ago who was trying to pass himself off as an EMT. Somewhere I have a photo of him showing up in uniform at Ocean Wreck Divers flea market in Toms River but he didn’t have a profile that I could find on DiveBuddy
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Smithsgold - 9/16/2017 11:59 AM
From Greg: Greg - 2 hours 31 minutes ago.
I just suspended the profile. Thank you.

Bad thing is I’m sure he will be back to his old tricks as soon as he gets out of lock up !!!

we will have to keep an eye out for his return.
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BloodhoundSheba - 9/18/2017 12:34 PM
He was granted bail, so he will likely resurface somewhere. He is not to possess or use any electronic devices. We will see how long that will last. If you suspect he is active somewhere, please let me know.
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Smithsgold - 9/18/2017 5:38 PM
From BloodhoundSheba: He was granted bail, so he will likely resurface somewhere. He is not to possess or use any electronic devices. We will see how long that will last. If you suspect he is active somewhere, please let me know.

Will do !!
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BloodhoundSheba - 9/19/2017 9:16 AM
He is already breaching the bail conditions on facebook. Once a loser, always a loser...
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BloodhoundSheba - 9/25/2017 9:19 AM
Why is the police impersonator, David Canada as per links provided in this forum above facebook.com/canada.copper.36739 still in the facebook group?? facebook.com/groups/divebuddy.group/?ref=br_rs

I also find it interesting that I have attempted to join the facebook group on 3 separate occasions over the past month to no avail., yet this menace continues freely to stalk and steal from your members. Do you realize what a threat he is? He recently started a fb group whereby the only people allowed admittance were required to provide credentials proving there diving certifications. He is bragging about providing police credentials to facebook in order to prove his authenticity. Where do you think these ID’s come from??