Grande Prairie RCMP charge males following an identity theft investigation

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested one male and recovered a fraudulently purchased vehicle

On April 12th, 2023, Grande Prairie RCMP received a report of a vehicle that had been fraudulently purchased through identity theft. Police were contacted by a witness who informed that they believed someone had impersonated an individual they knew and used their identity to purchase a Hyundai Santa Fe valued at over $45000.

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Police were able to intercept the delivery of the vehicle and arrested the lone male suspect.

Justin Heaven (38) a resident of Grande Prairie has been charged with:

-Fraud greater than $5000

-Identity fraud

-Possession of a controlled substance

Following a judicial release hearing, Heaven was released to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on May 17, 2023.

As these matters are now before the courts, no further update or details surrounding the incident will be provided.

Grande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for coming forward with the information that led to this investigation. Fraud, impersonation, and identity theft have a large-scale impact on our communities, and the RCMP is committed to enforcing these laws and stopping those responsible for these crimes.

If you have information regarding this or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at ( ) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Grande Prairie RCMP

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