Nigerian man facing dozens of charges for exchanging fake currency
Ottawa Police have charged a 31-year-old Nigerian man with dozens of offences in relation to fraudulent American currency transactions.
Police say between December 13 and 18 of last year, the man attended five different financial institutions in central and West Ottawa to exchange American money for Canadian money.
They say he completed 10 separate transactions at these locations. Later, it was discovered the currency he presented was all counterfeit.
31-year-old Chika Ogbuneke from Nigeria is charged with 41 offences, including fraud under possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime, laundering proceeds of crime and uttering/using/exporting counterfeit money.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police's Fraud Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5433. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll-free at 1-800-222-8477, or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.