RCMP on lookout for bad bills

RCMP across central Alberta are on the lookout for a woman passing bad US $100 bills since August.

RCMP across central Alberta are on the lookout for a woman passing bad US $100 bills since August, with several locations throughout the Alberta heartland having been targeted.

Red Deer RCMP made public a call for tips after multiple incidents came to light across the area. In Red Deer, the suspect passed a counterfeit $100 bill on Sept. 11.

The blonde, 5-foot-6 tall woman is also suspect in counterfeit bill passing in Stettler, Three Hills, Strathmore and Lacombe, dating back to the end of August, RCMP say. She is described as slim build with hair going past her shoulders.

Despite receiving multiple tips from the public since going public with the bulletin on Sept. 16, police have not yet made any arrests. The investigation continues, but police are hoping more people will come forward with information.

In one incident, the suspect was seen driving what is described as an “older model silver car,” possibly a Pontiac Grand Prix.

The suspect was captured on surveillance cameras at multiple locations, and police are hoping someone may recognize her as well.

 

Thieves continue to go after vehicles

On Sept. 18, a pick-up truck was stolen from a Stettler residence. The 2000 F350 Ford pick-up truck was set up as a “welding rig,” with equipment and boxes in the back.

The vehicle was locked at the time of the theft, and was recovered two days later, abandoned behind a Stettler business.

Ponoka RCMP are also looking for another two vehicle thieves.

Police say two Caucasian men, aged between 25 to 30 years old, attempted to take a vehicle from the Ponoka seed cleaning plant on Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. It wasn’t until the owner banged on the window that the two left the scene driving a white Ford F350.

Approximately 10 minutes later, police received a call of a gas and dash from the Fas Gas on Highway 2A. It is believed the two were in the Ford, reported stolen from Aspen Ford Sales in Stettler.

The matter is under investigation.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes are asked to phone the RCMP at 403-742-3382, or anonymously phone Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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