GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – RCMP noticed a vehicle with stolen license plates and during an investigation, multiple counterfeit and personal identity items were found inside the vehicle.
January 2, 2019, while on patrol in a parking lot of a business in the north end of the city, Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) noticed a vehicle with a stolen license plate. CRU conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. During the investigation, CRU located multiple counterfeit and personal identity items inside the vehicle.
Two individuals are facing charges.
The following items were located within the vehicle;
- Approximately $11,500 in counterfeit cheques
Approximately $600 in Canadian currency
23 counterfeit and stolen government ID cards
numerous tools used in the counterfeiting process
12 grams of crack cocaine
5 grams of crystal methamphetamine
An extendable baton
Kellie Laverne Ominayak (27) of Peace River, Alta and Jennifer Beulah White (37) of Bluesky, Alta are facing the following charges;
- Buying/receiving/possessing counterfeit money x 11
Possession of identity documents x 21
Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 x 16
Making/having instruments of counterfeiting x 5
Possession of a controlled substance x 2
Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
Forgery x 2
Ominayak is also facing an additional charge of identity fraud.
Both individuals are scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Feb 6th, 2019.
Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to increasing community safety by using a crime reduction strategy that focuses on identifying repeat offenders, gathering intelligence, and conducting enforcement initiatives.
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