Leonidas Natioti charged for bank fraud, Richmond Hill

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit have arrested one male suspect and are seeking public assistance in identifying a second male suspect wanted in connection with a bank fraud in the Town of Richmond Hill.

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, a male suspect attended a branch of the TD Canada Trust, located in the Hillcrest Mall, at 9350 Yonge Street. The suspect impersonated a customer and managed to withdraw more than $325,000 in bank drafts from the victim’s account.

On Thursday, January 27, 2011, police arrested a male suspect who allegedly acted as an accomplice in the fraud. A false name was used to launder proceeds from the original crime.

Leonidas NATIOTI, 51, of Toronto is charged with Fraud Over $5000, Uttering Forged Documents, Identity Theft, Possession of Fraudulent Identity Documents and Money Laundering.

The accused has been held in custody and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on February 2, 2011.

The second suspect, picture remains at large.

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