Male from Georgia Facing Numerous Fraud Charges

A 34-year-old male from Georgia is facing several fraud-related charges totaling more than $100,000.

On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, members from the Financial Crimes Unit concluded an investigation into ongoing fraud incidents that were taking place across Durham Region. Investigators became aware of a male that was attending numerous financial institutions where he would identify himself as a retired NFL player.  He would open bank accounts with fraudulent cheques and obtain a portion of the money prior to the cheque clearing.  There is reason to believe the same male has been committing similar offences across Canada.

The suspect had made travel arrangements to return to the United States on August 9, 2023.  DRPS Fraud Investigators worked in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as Peel Regional Police and arrested the suspect last night at Pearson International Airport.  

Darryl Frank “Buster” SKRINE, age 34 of Georgia USA has been charged with Fraud Over $5000 x4, Make False Statement to Procure Money x7, Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 x3 and Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Kane of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5371.

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.


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