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on the cheques, then distribute them to others for deposit and take a cut of the cash once money was eventually withdrawn.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.
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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.