Vegreville RCMP execute search warrant and recover stolen property

Vegreville, Alberta – On May 25, 2023, Vegreville RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in the Town of Vegreville after attending the residence to arrest a male on numerous outstanding warrants.

As a result, RCMP seized the following:

over 20 stolen personal identification

hundreds of financial and identity information

over 20 counterfeit identifications

various material used to create counterfeit identification

Identity Theft
Identity Theft (File Photo)

These offences were related to multiple incidents that occurred in the area of Vegreville and other near by jurisdictions. RCMP also seized a modified assault firearm, other firearms and ammunition.

Michael Ivan Harker, a 34-year-old male resident of Vegreville, has been charged with:

receiving/ buying counterfeit money

unlawfully make counterfeit money

unlawfully defraud persons of property, money or service

use a forget document as if it were genuine

Harker was also charged with multiple breaches related to his court conditions. Additionally, he was arrested on 66 outstanding warrants for relatable offences that occurred in the Edmonton area.

As a result of a Judicial Interim Release hearing, Harker was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Alberta Court of Justice in Vegreville on June 29, 2023.

Vegreville RCMP continues to combat property theft and the trade of identity theft as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce the impact of these groups on our communities.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Vegreville RCMP at 780-631-2750 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, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

Vegreville RCMP

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