$500,000 fraudster duo released on undertaking

Durham Police yesterday said two males are facing fraud related charges after using fraudulent bank drafts to purchase equipment from a company in Oshawa.

On Wednesday, February 1 at about 11:25 am, members from Central East Division attended a business on Bloor Street for two males who purchased a large of amount of equipment with fraudulent bank drafts.

The two males had attended the business the day prior and purchased almost $500,000 worth of equipment. They returned the next day to pick up the remaining pieces of equipment and by this time the company had realized the bank drafts were fraudulent and called police when the males returned. Both males were arrested on scene, said a police statement.

The 17- and 20-year old suspects from Mississauga were charged and released on an undertaking.

Names and further details available at www.drps.ca.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Finley of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5358.

Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspects and not convicted, and
2. Sometimes charges are dropped or changed.

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