A Nigerian actress has been apprehended in Canada for allegedly engaging in fraud.
A 26-year-old Nigerian actress, Deborah Oguntoyinbo is currently being investigated In Canada for stealing the identities of over 20 women in the Toronto area over the last two years, according to a report by CBC News
Described as one of the most prolific identity thieves ever encountered by the York Regional Police, Oguntoyinbo, who said she’s an actress, is also facing more than 50 fraud-related charges in Toronto as well as nearby York, Peel and Halton regions.
An investigation by CBC News uncovered details about her after she was recently arrested following an attempt to flee a luxury apartment complex in Toronto where she had tried to rent a condo with the proceeds of fraud.
York Region Police allege that Oguntoyinbo tried to rent the condo using the name Natalia Bozic and a forged certified cheque. Police in Halton, further west, have accused her of stealing the identities of 11 people.
Toronto police say they have two outstanding arrest warrants for Oguntoyinbo in connection with the thefts of two identities and other frauds. The police said the young Nigerian lady used stolen cheques to buy a Mercedes Benz and a BMW.
They also seized numerous forged drivers’ licences, social insurance numbers and passports in the names of other people from her.