FARGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors want a Toronto man charged with credit card fraud to provide handwriting samples.

Adeknunle Adetiloye is charged in federal court with multiple counts, including mail fraud and wire fraud. Authorities said he falsely represented himself to obtain credit cards from a bank in Fargo.

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Defense attorney Neil Fulton said his client should not have to submit to the request unless the government proves there is a "scientifically valid basis" for the handwriting analysis.

Prosecutors said handwriting comparisons have been used in other cases.

A judge has not ruled on the request.