Police in Lindsay, Ont., are seeking a suspect after a man was allegedly defrauded of nearly $3,000 following a bank transaction on New Year’s Day.

City of Kawartha Lakes police say the victim was at his financial institution when he was approached by an unknown man who offered $100 to the victim to cash a $2,900 cheque.

Police say the victim agreed and deposited the cheque in an ATM before turning over the money.

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The bank later confirmed the cheque was fraudulent and debited the man’s account, police said.

Police are searching for the suspect, who is described as a Caucasian man in his late 20s to 30s with a thin build and a blond goatee. He stands around five feet 10 inches tall and is missing his front teeth.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

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