Oshawa man faces more than 120 charges in stolen cheque scam

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A Oshawa, Ont man is facing more than 120 charges in what police are calling a stolen cheque fraud scam.

Durham regional police say the scam allegedly operated between November 2016 and September 2017.

Police allege the 26-year-old or his associates would steal cheques from people, sometimes from inside their homes or from unlocked vehicles.

They allege the accused would forge signatures on the cheques, then distribute them to others for deposit and take a cut of the cash once money was eventually withdrawn.

The man is facing numerous charges including 42 counts of fraud under $5,000, fraud over $5,000, and 37 counts of uttering forged documents.

Police are continuing to investigate the matter.

Read more at CTV News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.