Fraudulent cheques net man over $32,000

Police have charged one person in relation to cashing fraudulent cheques earlier this week in Dartmouth.

On March 5 at approximately 5:05 p.m., Halifax Regional Police were called to the TD Bank, located at 97 Portland Street in Dartmouth, for a fraud in progress. Officers arrested the suspect at the scene without incident. During the investigation, it was determined that the man was involved in a number of other incidents that day at other TD Bank locations. In one of the incidents, he obtained $32,000.

Nazar Mohmed Zakati, 37, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court to face the following charges:

  • Fraud over $5000 (x5)
  • Possession of fraudulent identity document (x2)
  • Using a forged document (x5)


Police are asking anyone who has information in relation to this scam to contact police at -902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or using the P3 Tips App.


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