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