TD Bank employees thwart fraud attempt, Calgary man apprehended at scene

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a Calgary man with attempted fraud after he provided fake documents and tried to transfer $145,000 from someone else’s account.

Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police Service

On June 21, 2019 staff from the TD Bank along Highlands Boulevard West reported a fraud in progress after a male provided a fake Ontario birth certificate and driver’s license as proof of identity in order to transfer funds from one account to another. During the course of the transaction, several red flags were noted by bank staff and an employee was able to contact the actual account holder and confirm he was in Ontario and had not given anyone permission to access his accounts. Upon police arrival bank staff pointed the male out as he attempted to flee and a short foot chase ensued before he was apprehended.

Mark Anderson, 54, of Calgary, has been charged with attempted fraud over $5,000, uttering a forged document, identity fraud, identity theft and resisting arrest. Anderson was remanded in custody to appear in court today.

Lethbridge Police Service

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