Attempt to open bank account with fake ID leads to charges in Oshawa


Published May 29, 2024 at 1:28 pm

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A Toronto man is accused of using a fake ID to try to open a bank account in Oshawa.

Durham Police allege the man went to the TD Bank at 22 Stevenson Road South around 1 p.m. on May 28 and tried to open an account with a fraudulent passport and social insurance card.

Bank employees called the cops on suspicion the documents were fake. When officers arrived, police claim, they certified the ID was fake. They arrested the man without incident.

Justin Thomas, 27 of Toronto, is charged with;

  • using a fake document,
  • attempted fraud under $5,000,
  • two counts of possession of another’s identity document
  • using a forged passport, and
  • fraudulent use of a certificate of citizenship.

Anyone with information pertinent to the case can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5371 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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