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Red Deer woman charged with fraud and money laundering

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A Red Deer woman is facing charges of fraud, theft and money laundering after an intensive investigation by the Red Deer RCMP fraud section.

RCMP allege the suspect stole just over one million dollars while she was employed at ATB Financial.

Sylvan Lake RCMP began their investigation in August of 2017 after receiving a report from ATB alleging that an employee had forged a customer’s signature and obtained a loan in their name. Due to the complexity of the investigation, the Red Deer RCMP fraud unit took over the file and worked closely with ATB Corporate Investigations to trace a series of fraudulent transactions.

The investigation has uncovered numerous loans obtained by using the personal information of clients and other people known to the suspect for a total amount of $1,148,020.

The employee was terminated from her position as a loan officer with ATB as soon as the allegations surfaced, and RCMP commend ATB for its commitment to assisting police throughout the investigation, and for the immediate steps taken to protect their clients’ security and finances.

All alleged victims have been contacted and RCMP have been assured that none of them faced a financial loss.

38-year-old Sarah Miles Brouilette faces the following charges:

· Criminal Code 334(a) – Theft over $5,000

· Criminal Code 380(1)(a) – Fraud over $5,000

· Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 X 2

· Criminal Code 462.31(1)(a) – Laundering the proceeds of crime X 2

Brouilette is scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on July 17 at 8:30 am.


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Police looking for suspect in IDA Pharmacy armed robbery: photos

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Red Deer RCMP investigate armed robbery at pharmacy

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for a man who robbed the IDA Pharmacy (6075-67A Street) at gunpoint the afternoon of June 20 and are asking for public assistance to identify him.

At 3 pm on June 20, a man walked into the store wielding a handgun and demanded that the staff member open the safe. The suspect took narcotics that were stored in the safe and put them in a large black duffle bag he had brought with him; he then left through the back door.

Red Deer RCMP attended immediately and tracked the suspect briefly with the assistance of Police Dog Services, but did not locate him. RCMP continue to investigate and ask for public assistance to identify the suspect, who was caught on surveillance cameras during the robbery.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’9” – 5’11” tall
  • 200 lbs
  • Early 40s
  • Red or brown hair with facial hair
  • Wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, sunglasses and a yellow hat, carrying a black duffle bag

If you recognize this suspect or have information about this armed robbery, please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

 


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Banff RCMP members assaulted responding to disturbance

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Banff Detachment RCMP members suffer assaults while responding to disturbance

Banff, Alberta – On June 8, three RCMP officers suffered injuries while trying to effect the arrest of a 34-year-old Banff resident.  The officers are recovering and the male is facing charges.

At 5:38 p.m., the RCMP responded to a call for assistance at an apartment residence where a male was believed to be very intoxicated, combative and residents were requesting his removal.  While trying to effect the arrest of this male, he assaulted the three responding members.  The male jumped off a balcony, fled a short distance and was apprehended promptly after two more RCMP members arrived to assist. EMS provided assistance on scene as well.

The male was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.  The initial responding RCMP members also went to the hospital where all have been released. One member remains off duty while the other two have returned to duty.

A judicial interim release hearing was held.  Robin Jeremy Tatham was released on a Recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court on June 20 in Canmore.  He is charged with six criminal code charges; disarming a police officer, assault police officer with a weapon (x2) and assault a police officer (x3).

“The efforts put forth by the attending officers to maintain control of this situation in the face of their injuries is to be commended” says Staff Sergeant Michael Buxton-Carr, Banff Detachment Commander.  “An incident like this demonstrates the risks we face and overcome on a daily basis.”


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