Sylvan Lake, Alberta – Sylvan Lake RCMP members have arrested a male and female in possession of a large quantity of stolen identification documents after a traffic stop in the Town of Sylvan Lake.
Sylvan Lake RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle on 50th Street at approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 18, 2017. Upon contact with the suspects, RCMP observed a weapon in plain view inside the vehicle. Further investigation lead to the discovery of various pin pads and a large quantity of stolen identity documents including but not limited to driver’s licenses, insurance cards, credit cards, birth certificates, firearm’s licences, and cheques.
An adult male and female, both of no fixed address were taken into custody and will be facing numerous charges.
Sylvan Lake RCMP are actively trying to return the stolen property and identity documents to their rightful owners.
Sylvan Lake RCMP would also like to remind residents to ensure they are not leaving identification in their vehicles and to lock their vehicles when unattended. Once thieves have your identity documents they have the ability to fraudulently apply for loans and credit cards, in addition to making unauthorized purchases under your identity. This can cause damage to your credit rating and cause undue stress recovering an identity that is rightfully yours.
The investigation is on-going and an update will be provided when all charges are laid.
Sylvan Lake RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 403-858-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
Sylvan Lake RCMP