|Three Lethbridge Residents Among Five Charged In Counterfeiting Operation
Lethbridge: Regional Police Economic Crimes Unit officers have charged five people for the production and use of counterfeit $100 bills at several Lethbridge and Coaldale businesses over the past month as well as fraudulently obtaining credit.
On March 3, 2011 the Economic Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Special Operations Unit and Patrols Section, arrested a 40-year-old man, 25-year-old woman and 50 year-old man at Best Buy along the 3700 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South, for using false identification to obtain credit and receive over $3,000 worth of property.
Police subsequently executed a search warrant at a home along Aberdeen Road where a 44-year-old man and 38-year-old woman were also arrested. During a search of the home police seized several computes, numerous disks and flash drives, identification and Visa cards in other people’s names, a sheet of uncut counterfeit $100 bills, blank cards with magnetic strips and a small quantity of cocaine.
These arrests are the result of an ongoing investigation and additional charges are anticipated.
Kerry Troy Gladue, 40, of Edmonton is charged with obtaining credit by false pretense, possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of identity documents, making counterfeit money, possession of counterfeit tools and breach of a recognizance.
George Edmund Beauchamp, 50, of Edmonton, is charged with obtaining credit by false pretense, possession of the proceeds of crime and possession of counterfeit identification.
Vincent Boyce Smith, 44, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of counterfeit currency, possession of counterfeit tools, possession of credit card data, possession of identity documents.
Cindy Jo Talbot, 38, of Lethbridge is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of counterfeit currency, possession of counterfeit tools, possession of credit card data and possession of identity documents.
Rose Marie Brill, 25, of Lethbridge, is charged with obtaining credit by fraud, possession of counterfeit currency and uttering counterfeit currency.
The accused made an initial court appearance Friday morning.
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2011 at 12/9/2013 10:27:41 AM
Source: Regional Police Bulletin------Photo: Items seized by Regional Police