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Two suspects face numerous fraud charges

One suspect was charged with a total of 11 fraud-related offences
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Just after 4 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2017, staff at a Gordon Street business called police when a male came in to open an account there using what was believed to be false identification. The suspect was still there when police arrived and was arrested for fraud-related charges.

Further investigation revealed that this same male was responsible for similar occurrences in Cambridge and Kitchener.

Jeffrey Alan Hughes, 28 years of age from North Dumfries, was charged with a total of 11 fraud-related offences including possession of identity documents, utter a forged document and fraud under $5,000. He was later released and will appear in court on Oct. 24, 2017.

On the morning of Sept. 16, a man entered a south end financial institution and presented identification that was believed to be forged. Alert staff contacted police who spoke with the man at the scene. Investigation was able to confirm that the identification was forged and the male was arrested.

Rejith Kumar Radhakrishnan Nair, 29 years of age from Brampton, was charged with identity theft, identity fraud, utter forged document, possession of ID cards and fraudulent use of Certificate of Citizenship. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 27, 2017.