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Southern Ontario woman faces fraud charges

Police allege suspect attempted to open a bank account and apply for a credit card using someone else's identification.
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THUNDER BAY – A Kingston, Ont. woman who couldn’t spell the name of the person she was allegedly impersonating, appeared in court on Friday to face a number of fraud-related charges.

Police, in a release, said a Royal Bank teller became suspicious when the woman entered the company’s Memorial Avenue location in the late afternoon on Thursday and attempted to open a bank account and sign up for a credit card.

An internal investigation was conducted by a bank employee after the suspect turned over suspicious documents and it was learned they belonged to a southern Ontario woman.

Officers questioned the suspect, who was unable to verify information on the document, including the birth date, spelling of the name or the address.

The suspect, 35, faces charges of obstructing police, identity theft, fraud under $5,000, fraudulent use of a certificate of citizenship and possession with intent to use a forged document.

The woman has been remanded into custody.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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