Sylvan Lake woman charged with stealing over $500,000.00 from employer
From Rimbey RCMP
Rimbey RCMP investigate fraud over $500,000
Following a lengthy investigation that was started in July 2019, the Rimbey RCMP have laid charges against a Sylvan Lake resident alleged to have committed fraudulent transactions totalling in excess of $500,000.
On July 24 the Rimbey RCMP were made aware that a local business believed that one of their employees was taking cash from the business account. An investigation was launched immediately.
On August 30, 2019 the suspect turned herself in and was arrested by the RCMP. The investigation determined that fraudulent activity started as early as February 2017. The investigation is complex and RCMP members continue to work on obtaining different pieces of information from various financial institutions.
Laurie May Watts (55) has been charged with theft over $5,000, use of credit card data, forge a document and uttering a forged document. She appeared in Rimbey Provincial Court on Dec. 6 and is scheduled for her next court appearance on March 6, 2020.
Police looking for these 3 suspects after Super 8 Motel in Innisfail robbed early Monday morning
Innisfail RCMP investigate robbery
Innisfail Ala. – On May 29, 2023, at approximately 4:10 a.m., the Super 8 motel in Innisfail was the victim of an armed robbery. Three male suspects entered the hotel, two of which had firearms. Money was demanded from the manager. All three left the motel in a vehicle which is described as:
- Chevrolet Dura Max truck
The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: Caucasian male, tall and muscular. Wearing jeans and a grey Under Armour hoody. He was carrying a pistol.
Suspect #2: Caucasian male, short. Wearing all black. He was carrying a sawed off shotgun
Suspect #3: Caucasian male tall with a chubby belly. He was wearing a grey hoody, jeans and a black ball hat.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 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 atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
20 year old Red Deer man faces child pornography charges
From Red Deer RCMP
Red Deer RCMP – one male arrested and charged with distribution of child pornography
On May 11, 2023 Red Deer RCMP arrested and charged a resident of Red Deer with child luring and multiple child pornography offences.
Red Deer General Investigative Section (GIS) conduct a joint investigation with ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.
Due to joint efforts in the lengthy inter-agency investigation, Red Deer RCMP arrested and charged 20-year-old Mark Andrada.
Andrada was charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Exporting Child pornography
- Accessing child pornography
- Print/ publish/ make child pornography
- Luring a child
Andrada allegedly engaged in sexually explicit online chats with a young female victim in Illinois. The victim was sextorted into providing photos and videos, which the accused later tried to sell. The FBI was involved in the investigation.
Andrada appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was released with his next court appearance set for June 9, 2023, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Red Deer.
If you have information about this matter, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2300 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or using the “P3 TIPS” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.
UPDATE: Red Deer RCMP arrest 31 year old Chad Wickett for conspiracy to commit murder
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