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Thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases

An Oshawa man is facing several charges after thousands of dollars of merchandise was purchased from a Peterborough electronics store with a fraudulently obtained credit card.

According to Peterborough police, a male went to the Best Buy store on Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough and purchased more than $10,000 worth of products on a Best Buy credit card. It was later learned the card had been acquired after using false identification.

The next day, the same man returned and attempted to buy more items using a different credit card. It was then that employees became suspicious and called police.

When police arrived, the man attempted to run from police, but was quickly apprehended in the parking lot.

A 33-year-old Oshawa male has been charged with two counts of using a forged document, and one count each of fraud over $5,000, resisting a peace officer and impersonation with intent.