LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A Quebec man faces numerous fraud-related charges after trying to cash two large cheques at a bank in southern Alberta.
Police in Lethbridge said a teller refused to deposit the cheques into an account the man had opened the day before.
Officers were called in and located the man at a hotel.
Investigators seized several cellphones, fake identifications and financial documentation from banks where accounts had been opened.
Police said they believe other frauds have been committed throughout Alberta.
Twenty-year-old Idriss Tetangmo of Montreal faces 43 counts of possession of a forged document, as well as other charges.
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