Phoney IDs used to defraud bank of $100,000

Durham police are looking to identify this woman, a suspected accomplice in bank fraud.

Durham police are looking to identify this woman, a suspected accomplice in bank fraud.

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:22 PM ET

TORONTO -- Police have one suspect in custody and are looking for two more in a series of rip-offs that saw a bank defrauded out of $113,000 over four years.

It's alleged the accused used various phoney identities to open bank accounts at several Toronto-area branches since 2010, police spokesman Dave Selby said Wednesday.

Once the accounts were open, cash was allegedly withdrawn.

"The same Canadian bank was targeted and the losses now total $113,000," Selby said.

Ehi Ehiedu Emefiele, 26, was taken into custody Tuesday. He is charged with fraud over $5,000 and a slew of other related offences.

Selby said the accused, who has been known to use the alias Raphael Zucker, remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Police have also issued an arrest warrant for Akin Olulope Akinsuyi, 30, of Toronto.

And investigators are trying to identify a second suspected accomplice in the bank fraud.

She is described as black, in her 20s, about five-foot-eight, with long, straight black hair.

Police have released security camera images of the woman in the hopes someone will recognize her and come forward.


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