Red Deer have charged two men after locating them with multiple pieces of identification, mail, cheques and credit cards that were stolen from approximately 15 victims.
At 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 2nd, Red Deer RCMP attended a hotel in response to a report of possible fraud activity by guests staying there. On arrival, police arrested two men; the first suspect was in possession of large quantities of stolen identification, mail, cheques and credit cards, as well as methamphetamine. RCMP arrested the second suspect shortly afterward and seized a large quantity of beef jerky that had been purchased with a fraudulent corporate cheque written to a bank account that had been opened under a false name.
Jeffrey Ryan Hall, 37, has been charged with 12 counts of possession and trafficking in government documents, nine counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, two counts of theft and misuse of a credit card, four counts of possession of stolen mail and possession of a Schedule I substance.
A second 31-year-old man will face charges of fraud and use of a forged document; his name cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.