To be eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $2,000 in cash, you have to remain anonymous. Once you give your name either to police or to a Crime Stoppers call-taker, you are ineligible.
Once you phone in a tip to Crime Stoppers, you are given a personal identification number and it is your responsibility to check back with Crime Stoppers periodically to see how the case is progressing.
Once the case has been resolved, your information is taken to the next board meeting and the board decides what amount you are eligible to receive.
Once the payment is authorized, you (or a friend or relative) take that identification number to any TD Canada Trust Branch (banks differ in various jurisdictions), present the number to a customer service representative, the amount is verified with Crime Stoppers and you receive the cash payment.