Bank fraud attempt foiled by alert bank staff in Oshawa

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Published April 4, 2024 at 1:20 pm

Two Quebec men are facing fraud charges after trying to open a bank account in Oshawa with fake IDs.

One of the men entered the TD Bank at King Street and Townline Road in the city’s east end Wednesday afternoon and attempted to open an account using fraudulent identification documents.

Employees recognized the documents as fake and called police. The suspect fled the bank prior to the arrival of officers.

Police were able to locate the man at a nearby business and took him into custody without incident. A second suspect was found in a nearby vehicle and also arrested. The second man was found with numerous fraudulent identification documents in the vehicle.

Robert Skronski, 54, is charged with two counts of fraud under $5,000, three counts of possession of forged documents, fraudulent use of a certificate of citizenship, six counts of possession of another person’s identity documents and possession of a stolen credit.

George Dayoub, 26, is also charged with two counts of fraud Under $5,000 and possession of a stolen credit card, as well as two counts of possession of forged documents, four counts of possession of another person’s identity documents and three probation violations.

Both men were held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Kane of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5371.

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