Male Arrested for Cheque Fraud

Male Arrested for Cheque Fraud

A male has been arrested after attempting to cash fraudulent cheques at a cash advance business in Pickering.

On Monday, April 8, 2024, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of West Division responded to a fraud call at the Money Mart located at 1360 Kingston Road, in Pickering. The suspect entered the business and attempted to withdraw $3,500 using a fraudulent cheque. Staff recognized the male as having previously deposited fraudulent cheques and contacted police. The suspect is also believed to have cashed fraudulent cheques at various other cash advance businesses. Police attended the Money Mart and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Nithiyananthan SHANMUGANATHAN, age 48 from Clarington is charged with: Fraud Under $5000, and Utter Forged Document.

He was released on an Undertaking.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Chapman of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5352.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court.


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