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Quebec woman charged in Guelph with identity theft

Police say she tried to open a bank account using fraudulent documentation
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A Quebec woman faces several charges after she was caught Monday trying to open a fraudulent account at a Guelph bank.

Approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday police were called to a bank on Speedvale Avenue West. Staff were suspicious of a woman who was trying to open an account.

The woman was stopped by police as she left the bank. She identified herself with a fake name and presented a driver’s licence later determined to be fraudulent. Investigation also determined she was breaching conditions of an earlier release order.

The 33-year-old is charged with identity theft, fraud under $5,000, obstruct police, breaching a release order and two counts each of possessing identity documents and using forged documents. She was held for a bail hearing Tuesday.