Red Deer RCMP arrest man for counterfeiting and forgery crimes
A Red Deer man faces 17 Criminal Code charges related to forgery and counterfeiting after RCMP arrested him at a restaurant the evening of July 21st and found him to be in possession of stolen and altered identification, forged government cheques and counterfeiting equipment.
RCMP attended a restaurant in south Red Deer shortly before 7:30 p.m. in response to a report of a suspicious man.
On arrival, RCMP located the suspect, who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants out of Innisfail for charges including fraud, assault, uttering threats, failing to comply with court-ordered conditions and failing to appear in court.
During the course of his arrest, Red Deer RCMP located a knife, a loaded pellet gun and numerous stolen identity documents, some of which had been altered.
RCMP also seized identity documents and personal documentation involving approximately 13 victims, including a letter of approval for a credit card in the name of one of the victims, 15 counterfeit US $50 bills, a number of forged government cheques and counterfeiting equipment.
Brenden Darcy Bowe, 26, faces the following charges – carry concealed weapon, possess counterfeit money, illegal trafficking in government documents (five counts); use/traffic/possess forged document (six counts); possess break-in instruments; possess revenue paper; possess counterfeiting tools, and fail to comply with conditions.
Bowes will make his first court appearance in Red Deer on Aug. 2nd.
RCMP continue to investigate and will issue updates if more charges are laid.