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Warrant issued for man suspected of fraud

Warrants have been issued for a 44-year-old man who defrauded four local banks using the same fake coin scam.

Terrelle Talbot is wanted in Durham Region for fraud under $5,000 and using fraudulent coins in connection with four separate incidents last year.

On Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, the accused attended a TD Bank in Ajax and exchanged 20 paper rolls of $2 coins for cash. A short time later, metal washers were located inside the rolls, with $2 coins facing out at each end. Similar scams were run at a BMO bank in Whitby on June 29, 2019, a TD bank in Oshawa on May 13, 2019, and at a different TD branch in Oshawa on March 22, 2019.

The accused is currently wanted on 22 outstanding arrest warrants throughout Canada with the most recent incident occurring in Toronto on Jan. 17.

Investigators encourage the accused to contact a lawyer and turn himself in.

Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact D/Cst. Burns at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2676.