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Man charged with attempting to defraud business of $26K

Police say they found several forged documents on the Stoney Creek man as well
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A Hamilton-area man faces several charges after attempting to defraud a Guelph business of $26,000 on Wednesday, reports Guelph police.

Approximately 3 p.m., police were called to a business in the area of Gordon Street and Kortright Road West for a report of a man using several debit cards and a fake identity document in an effort to withdraw $26,000.

The male was arrested on scene. During a search incident to arrest, officers located four debit cards in various names as well as a forged driver’s licence and social insurance card.

A 43-year-old Stoney Creek man is charged with fraud over $5,000, possessing identity documents, personation, using forged documents and four counts of breaching a release order. He was held for a bail hearing Thursday.