Cheque Cashing Fraud

By 53 Division,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 11:02 a.m. March 10, 2015

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two Fraud investigations in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue area.

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53 Division station, located at Eglinton Avenue West at Duplex Avenue

It is reported that:
 on January 9, at 7 p.m., a 42-year-old man was approached by two unknown men, who asked if he would cash a cheque for them through a ATM
. The unknown men advised the man that they were from out of town and required the cash to take a bus home

. The man was shown a cheque and was handed a sealed envelope

 to deposit.

On a later date, the man was notified by his bank that the envelope was empty

.

On February 13, at 7 p.m., a 24-year-old man was approached by a man who asked if he would cash a cheque for him

. The unknown man advised that he was in rush to catch a bus. The 24-year-old man deposited the cheque and withdrew some money for the unknown man

. On a later date, it was discovered that the cheque was fraudulent

.

The unknown men are described as: 



Suspect #1: white, 5'11"-6'0", short dark hair with grey in it, 30-40, puffy face and clean-shaven.

 

Suspect #2: white, 5'6", mid-to-late 40s, red hair, full red beard, small circular self-adhesive bandage on his right cheek, last seen wearing a toque.



Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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