Oshawa man nabbed trying to buy laptop

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An Oshawa, Ont. man is facing multiple fraud charges after attempting to apply for a credit card at a local Staples.

Police were called to the store when a man had come in and applied for a Staples credit card with the intent of purchasing laptop computers.

According to a Durham Region Police news release, while processing his application, an employee noted some discrepancies and called the bank issuing the credit. The bank was able to determine the employee’s suspicions were correct and that the man was using counterfeit identification to apply for the credit card.

A 29-year-old man from Toronto has been charged with:

  • Fraud over $5,000
  • Uttering a forged document
  • Possession of ID information for fraud purposes
  • Unlawful possession of an identity document
  • Two counts of unlawful possession of a counterfeit mark
  • Fraudulent use of certificate of citizenship
  • Fraudulent possession of a credit card
  • Identity fraud
  • Failure to comply with probation

Read more at Oshawa Express

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.