August 12, 2014 2:06 pm

Quebec man charged with fraud in Alberta

A Quebec man faces numerous fraud-related charges after trying to cash two large cheques at a bank in southern Alberta.

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.

Global News

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