Quebec woman charged after alleged fraud at Port Perry bank

A woman from Quebec is charged after allegedly attempting to defraud the same Port Perry bank three times in four weeks.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 25), Durham Regional Police were called to a Scotiabank location on Highway 7A in Port Perry regarding a customer with reportedly fraudulent identification.

Police say the 21-year-old woman was trying to open an account using a false Manitoba driver’s licence and social insurance number card.

Further investigation revealed she had allegedly just come from the Bank of Montreal branch on Scugog Street in Port Perry and opened an account using false identification.

Police also determined she had entered the same Scotiabank branch on August 29 and cashed a government cheque under an assumed identity and again on September 19 when she attempted to cash another government cheque.

Noemy Degarie of Laval, Quebec has been charged with two counts of fraud under $5000, four counts of possess identity document, possess forged document and two counts of possess credit card obtained by crime. She was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Jaciuk of the Major Crime Fraud Unit at 1-888-579-1520 extension 5364.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at http://www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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