Nigerian caught in Brockville during fraud investigation

(Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – Immigration officials are looking to deport a Nigerian man, caught in a Brockville fraud investigation.

Police said the accused from Ottawa is also wanted for similar crimes in the capital city and Cornwall.

Officers were called to a north-end big box store on Thursday afternoon after store staff figured something wasn’t right after a man had purchased items with a credit card.

It turned out the credit card was fraudulent and the big box store wasn’t the only business to fall victim that day.

It’s not clear whether officers arrested the man at the store or if he was picked up after he left the property.

“It was then discovered the man was in the country on a student visa that had expired,” police said.

A bail hearing is scheduled for Tuesday (Nov. 8) though police say it’s unlikely he will be released.

In addition to Cornwall and Ottawa police forces wanting the accused, immigration officials are building their case for deportation.

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