Foreign Nigerian students busted for Bank fraud in Toronto ON, sent bogus checks to the USA, Used threat to extract info: Jan 27, 2009 . .CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE
TORONTO ON -- Two foreign students have been arrested in connection with what police say is a massive fraud operation ("Santa's Little Sweepstakes Scam) that involved forged cheques, mail scams and identity theft.Charges of extortion and threatening death have also been laid against one suspect, who is alleged to have threatened a bank employee to obtain information used in the scam,
Durham (TORONTO SUBURB) police said.It's alleged one of the suspects managed to withdraw $115, 000 from a business account using information obtained from an employee at a Pickering bank. The information was provided after the employee was threatened with death, cops said.
Durham (Toronto suburb) fraud officers launched an investigation based on information provided by TD Corporate Security and on Jan. 15 executed a search warrant at a Toronto residence.
During the search cops uncovered evidence of a sophisticated counterfeit cheque operation (Nigerian scammers sent a "Santa's Little Sweepstakes Scam letter sent to PI bill Warner in Sarasota Fl), including thousands of blank business cheques and high-end printers.
Saturday, December 20, 2008, NATIONWIDE REGIONS BANK SCAM, THE FIRST COUNTERFEIT CHECK CAME TO THE PO BOX OF SARASOTA PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER, BIG MISTAKE! I, Bill Warner, went to the Regions Bank on Cattlemen Rd in Sarasota Fl on Thursday, 12/18/08 at 2:00 pm and told them I knew of the check fraud scam and I had a counterfeit check drawn on "their Regions business account" and that there were no stops on it, so you better get yourself in gear and shut this scam down right now because I am sure you are going to be flooded with counterfeit checks in the next few hours, it appears they did and they were.