Oshawa (September 10, 2019) – Four Toronto men were arrested and are facing multiple fraud related charges after one of the suspects tried to cash a fraudulent cheque in Oshawa on September 7. The police reported that they were called to a payday lender in Oshawa which resulted in the arrest of the four men and the seizure of drugs and more fraudulent cheques as well as credit cards.
On Saturday evening, the police received a report about a man attempting to cash a fraudulent cheque at a Cash Money store in Oshawa. The police arrested the man and found drugs as well as keys to a van in his pocket. The van was located in the parking lot where they found three more men and multiple fraudulent cheques, fraudulent credit cards, a point of sale terminal, and crystal meth. The three men were also arrested.
Dionicio Marquez (53), Jeffrey Prieto (28), Teofilo Doton (49), and Jonathan Medrano (34) were held for a bail hearing and are facing multiple charges including fraud, forgery, possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of methamphetamine.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Fraud Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5279. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.