Impersonation charges laid against Cochrane, Alberta resident by Provincial Financial Crime Team

Edmonton, Alberta – The RCMP’s Provincial Financial Crime Team, with support from the RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime and the Calgary Police Service, has charged a Cochrane resident for fraud-related offences.

After an extensive investigation, the Provincial Financial Crime Team were able to determine the identity of a suspicious individual who was impersonating banking clients at various branches across Alberta. Once identified, a warrant was issued for the individual’s arrest.


On July 8, 2023, Gregory Mackenzie Calder, 41, a resident of Cochrane, was arrested and charged with:

Identity fraud contrary to section 403(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (x10);

Fraud over $5,000 contrary to section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (x6); and,

Fraud contrary to section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (x4).

Calder is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on July 13, 2023.

“Thanks to the collaborative investigative efforts of all involved, we were able to stop this individual from defrauding more money from Canadian banks and their clients.” – Sgt. John Lamming, Provincial Financial Crime Team

The Provincial Financial Crime Team would like to thank the Wetaskiwin RCMP and Airdrie RCMP for their support throughout this complex investigation.

The Provincial Financial Crime Team is a specialized unit that investigates serious fraud across Alberta.

Alberta RCMP

Provincial Financial Crime Team

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