Bank staff spot a phony - call police who arrest male for using false identification.

Crime 100By Staff

January 12th, 2017



Identity theft is real – very real.

The Halton regional Police got to see it happening here in Burlington when they investigated a call from the Royal Bank located on Pearl Street in Burlington where branch staff had alerted police to a fraud in progress on January 11th 2017 shortly after 1:00 PM.

It was reported that a male was attempting to open a personal and business account using fraudulent identification.

HRPS crestPolice arrived and after some investigation, it was confirmed that the male was not who he claimed to be and was arrested for fraud. The male provided a name and date of birth which was also later determined to be false.
Upon arrest, the male was found to be in possession of fraudulent identification and various debit/credit cards in various names.

The male was properly identified as Jonathon William KELL (28 yrs-old) of No Fixed Address (formerly from Oakville). Kell was held for bail and charged with the following offences:

Personation with intent
• Identity fraud
• Possession of a counterfeit mark
• Unauthorized possession of credit card data
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Fail to Comply with Recognizance

Anyone with information is asked to call the Halton Regional Police Service – Regional Fraud Unit at 905-825-4747 ext 8739 or Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-

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