Two York University students from Nigeria have been charged with fraud after someone made off with $115,000 in unauthorized withdrawals from a TD Bank account.
According to the National Post, someone threatened a TD employee working at a Pickering branch with death and received confidential banking information from her.
Police tracked the suspects to a Toronto home, raided the place, and seized thousands of blank business cheques, high-end printers and counterfeit Canada Post stamps. They also found dozens of business cheques believed stolen, letters to be mass-mailed regarding a fake lottery win, and personal information from thousands of people across the country and in the U.S.
It's the Nigerian scam imported to Canada.
Ah, the joys of Canadian multiculturalism.