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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.

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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.

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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.

If you need to report a crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police detachment.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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