Drumheller RCMP lay charges in coun­ter­feit cur­rency in­ves­ti­ga­tions

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - sub­mit­ted

On Novem­ber 20, 2016, Drumheller RCMP re­ceived a com­plaint from a lo­cal busi­ness that the pre­vi­ous day, two younger dark haired fe­males had pur­chased a large quan­tity of items us­ing coun­ter­feit US cur­rency. The busi­ness called back later that evening and re­ported that one of the fe­male sus­pects had re­turned and was at­tempt­ing to re­turn some of the mer­chan­dise for a re­fund.

Drumheller RCMP at­tended and ar­rested 21-year-old Reanne Broder­son of Red Deer. At the time of her ar­rest, she had a large quan­tity of coun­ter­feit US cur­rency in her pos­ses­sion as well as var­i­ous other items be­lieved to be stolen or fraud­u­lently ob­tained.

Broder­son was charged with pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime, fraud, iden­tity theft, pos­ses­sion and use of coun­ter­feit cur­rency. Broder­son has en­tered a guilty plea to her charges and is cur­rently serv­ing a six-month sen­tence.

Fol­low­ing the first com­plaint, Drumheller RCMP re­ceived two more re­ports from lo­cal busi­nesses re­port­ing coun­ter­feit U.S. cur­rency be­ing used.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into these in­ci­dents has re­sulted in ar­rest war­rants be­ing is­sued for Sara Alder­son, age 20, and Jef­frey Morse, age 35. Both Alder­son and Morse are be­lieved to be in the Drumheller area. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on their where­abouts is asked to call the Drumheller RCMP or Crimestop­pers.

Drumheller RCMP be­lieves all three in­ci­dents are re­lated and would like other busi­nesses to be aware of the coun­ter­feit cur­rency be­ing cir­cu­lated in $50 and $20 de­nom­i­na­tions. The bills are very high-qual­ity coun­ter­feits and do re­quire ad­di­tional se­cu­rity checks.

Po­lice are rec­om­mend­ing due dili­gence prior to ac­cept­ing any US Cur­rency. For in­for­ma­tion on de­tect­ing coun­ter­feit U.S. cur­rency, visit https://us­cur­rency.gov/

If you have in­for­ma­tion about this crime, please con­tact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-2630. If you want to re­main anony­mous, you can con­tact Crime Stop­pers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by the In­ter­net at www.tip­sub­mit.com, or by SMS (check your lo­cal Crime Stop­pers for in­struc­tions).

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