March 6th, 2021

Man pleads guilty to uttering forged document


By Delon Shurtz on January 22, 2021.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbrigeherald.com

Kane Otto Phillips subscribes to the well-know advice, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
The former Edmonton man walked into an Edmonton bank late last year and attempted to open an account using a driver’s licence in another person’s name.
The clerk noticed several discrepancies and became suspicious. When thes clerk questioned him about the transaction, Phillips simply walked out of the bank.
“He got scared off and he left,” Crown Prosecutor Bruce Ainscough told a judge Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, where Phillips pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering a forged document.
Undeterred from his failure to open an account the first time, Phillips, 25, returned to the same bank later in the day and tried to do it again, but with a social insurance card under a different name. Although he approached a different clerk, the clerk from earlier in the day saw and recognized him, and told the bank manager. The manager took Phillips into an office to deal with the matter and called police.
Phillips, who now lives in Lethbridge, was fined $500.

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