08/12/2014 12:16 EDT | Updated 10/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Quebec man charged with fraud after trying to cash large cheques at Alberta bank

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A Quebec man faces numerous fraud-related charges after trying to cash two large cheques at a bank in southern Alberta.

Police in Lethbridge say a teller refused to deposit the cheques into an account the man had opened the day before.

Officers were called in and located the man at a hotel.

Investigators seized several cellphones, fake identifications and financial documentation from banks where accounts had been opened.

Police believe other frauds have been committed throughout Alberta.

Twenty-year-old Idriss Tetangmo of Montreal faces 43 counts of possession of a forged document as well as other charges.

He has been remanded in custody and is to make his next court appearance Wednesday.