Toronto man charged after allegedly attempting to cash fraudulent $30,000 cheque

A 26-year-old Toronto man is facing several charges after allegedly attempting to cash a fraudulent cheque at a bank in Durham Region.

Police say the man used a fraudulent Canadian Permanent Resident card and Driver’s Licence to open personal and business accounts with an RBC branch.

The man deposited a $30,000 cheque on February 9 and successfully withdrew $11,000.

He returned to the bank the next day to withdraw more money, but the bank had already found the cheque was fraudualent and contacted police.  The suspect was arrested at the bank.

Mohammad Dawood Habib, of Toronto faces six charges including uttering a forged document, possession identity information for a fraudulent purpose and fraud over $5,000.