Strathcona County RCMP arrest male and female for fraud offences; “attempted to purchase a vehicle at a local dealership using fraudulent identification”

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP have arrested a male and female for attempting to purchase a vehicle using fraudulent identification.

On Dec. 14, 2021, Strathcona County RCMP Property Crime Unit began investigating a report that a female attempted to purchase a vehicle at a local dealership using fraudulent identification. The female was arrested at the dealership in Sherwood Park, Alta. when she attended to complete the purchase.

RCMP simultaneously recovered another vehicle that the female drove to the dealership with intention to be used as a trade in as part of the deal. It is believed that this vehicle was also purchased with fraudulent identification and this investigation is still ongoing.

On Nov. 18, 2020, Strathcona County RCMP Property Crime Unit received a call from a victim who had been contacted by a vehicle financing company regarding the purchase of a vehicle. It was determined a male suspect was using the victim’s identification information to complete the purchase.

Police identified the male suspect and he was arrested on Nov. 20, 2021 in Sherwood Park, Alta. when he attended to complete the vehicle purchase. The male suspect was searched incidental to arrest and police located the fraudulent identification.

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Briese Beaulieu (27) of Edmonton, Alta. has been charged with:

Fraud over $5000

Identify fraud

Illegal possession of Government documents

Fail to comply (x2)

Obstruct peace officer

Unauthorized use of credit card data

Beaulieu was released from custody following a Judicial Interim Release hearing and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Jan. 19, 2021.

Timothy Peterson (32) of Grande Prairie, Alta. has been charged with:

Fraud over $5000

Identity theft

Identify fraud

Illegal possession of Government documents

Peterson was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Jan. 5, 2021.

If you have information on any crime, please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741. 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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