Leduc RCMP Crime Reduction Unit lay charges in relation to fraudulent vehicle purchase

Arshad Khan

Following an investigation into a Leduc SUV purchase that was made fraudulently, the Leduc RCMP Crime Reduction unit filed charges.

Leduc RCMP received a report on January 4, 2023, that two males used a forged bank draft to purchase an SUV at a local dealership. The vehicle was later resold in Edmonton, according to police.

Two suspects were identified by the Leduc RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, assisted by the Leduc RCMP General Investigation Unit and Drug Unit, on February 2, 2023, when a search warrant was executed at an Edmonton residence following additional investigation.

The following items were seized during the residence’s search:

  • Loaded handgun
  • Fraudulent bank drafts
  • Stolen identity documents
  • Fraudulent identity documents
  • 63.8 grams of methamphetamine
  • 328 rounds of 9mm ammunition
  • 243 rounds of shot gun ammunition
  • Numerous documents related to fraud
  • Bill of sale for the SUV

Two individuals, one 36 years old and the other 40 years old, both of whom live in Whitecourt, Alberta, in connection with this investigation, have been charged.

The individual, who was 36 years old, was accused of the following:

  • Fraud over $5,000 (x2)
  • Possession of identity documents
  • Identity fraud
  • Unsafe store of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to order
  • Utter forged document (x2)
  • Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine

At the time of his arrest, the 36-year-old individual was also bound by a lifetime firearm prohibition.

Following a judicial hearing, the 36-year-old individual was remanded in custody. He is scheduled to appear in Leduc provincial court on March 2, 2023.

The 40-year-old individual was charged with the following:

  • Fraud over $5,000
  • Utter forged document

The 40-year-old individual was not located and a warrant for his arrest has been obtained. Leduc RCMP’s efforts to locate the 40-year-old individual have been unsuccessful, and they are seeking public assistance.

The 40-year-old individual is described as:

  • 5 feet 9 inches tall
  • 130 pounds
  • Black hair
  • Brown eyes


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