In August 2014, a man opened a business account using a fake name with a fraudulent driver’s license and birth certificate. He deposited a fraudulent cheque for more than $61,000 payable to the business, then withdrew almost all the funds within the following two weeks.
Guelph police sent out images in an effort to identify the suspect and in January 2018. By chance, a Toronto detective going through old photos recognized the accused. This Toronto fraudster is back behind bars seven years after a Guelph bank was defrauded for more than $60,000.
In January 2020, the man was arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000 along with two counts each of uttering forged documents and possessing identity documents.
The Fraudster was released with a court date in February 2020 but did not show.
Early last week, the fraudster was charged arrested in Toronto, and returned to Guelph, where was held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
In addition to other charges, the man was charged with failing to appear in court. Originally sourced by Global News: https://globalnews.ca