Two males, ages 34 and 48, are facing charges of Attempt Fraud over $5,000 in an alleged “white
money” scam. The males, who are from Montreal and Laval Quebec, were arrested Thursday,
November 1, 2012 by members of the Regina Police Service Commercial Crimes Unit and members
from Community Services Division.
On Wednesday October 31, 2012, the Regina Police Service received a report from the owner of a
business in north Regina. The complainant indicated he’d been approached by two males at his
business that day who initially offered to buy the business for cash money and asked to meet with the
owner again on Thursday November 1, 2012 to discuss the details. The business owner became
suspicious and contacted police to advise of the situation. The two males returned to the business on
November 1, 2012 and it is alleged the two males demonstrated how they could take what looked like
plain white paper, which they claimed had been altered to conceal it, and turn it back into real
currency. Members of the Regina Police Service Commercial Crimes Unit were able to observe the
males as they left the business, get into a vehicle, and drive away. With the assistance of Regina
Police Community Services Members, police were able to safely conduct a vehicle stop on Albert
Street near Sixth Avenue. The two male occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without
incident. Further investigation, including a search of the vehicle driven by the suspects and a search
warrant executed on their hotel room led to a total of 15 charges with more charges anticipated as the
48 year-old Fabrice TCHOUTA, 64-02-24, of Laval Quebec is charged with Attempt Fraud over $5000
and several other charges in relation to the possession and use of Forged Documents, False
Pretences, Identity Fraud, and Counterfeiting Stamp.
34 year-old Vincent ONANA, 78-05-25, of Gatineau Quebec is charged with attempt Fraud over
$5000 and Breach of Probation.