Fraudster with six different names arrested in alleged bank scam, charges laid against Brampton man

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Published March 11, 2024 at 12:28 pm

Fraudster with six different names arrested in alleged bank scam, charges laid against Brampton man

Half a dozen charges have been laid against a Brampton man accused of using multiple aliases in a string of bank frauds.

The charges come after the Guelph Police Service said officers were called to a TD Canada Trust branch on Paisley Road in Guelph on Friday.

Staff at the bank became suspicious after a customer opened an account using a Republic of Liberia passport, police said.

The man then left the bank but police say officers located the suspect nearby, and an investigation revealed he had opened another account at a different TD branch earlier that same day, according to police.

But the man used a different passport in the earlier alleged scam, supposedly from the Republic of Malawi.

Police say a search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up several more identification documents and banking cards issued in six different names.

A 29-year-old man from Brampton was arrested and charged with multiple fraud-related offences, police said. The man’s identity has not been released and police have not disclosed the exact charges laid.

The accused has been released and is scheduled to make a court appearance on April 19.

The charges follow another fraud in Guelph reported by Insauga.com last week where a Brampton couple allegedly used children to help with a $55,000 bank scam.

The scammers allegedly had one or more young children with them when they came to the branches and opened bank accounts under false names, police said. A 26-year-old Brampton man turned himself in back in December and faces multiple fraud offences, while a 26-year-old Brampton woman was arrested on Thursday and faces a total of 77 fraud-related charges.

Anyone with information about these incidents can contact the Guelph Police Service by calling (519) 824-1212. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.crimestoppers.ca.

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