Sylvan Lake RCMP members have arrested a male and female in possession of a large quantity of stolen identification documents, after conducting a traffic spot in the Town of Sylvan Lake.
RCMP members conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle on 50th Street at approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 18, 2017. Upon contact with the suspects, RCMP observed a weapon in plain view inside the vehicle.
Further investigation led to the discovery of various PIN pads, and a large quantity of stolen identity documents -including, but not limited to, driver’s licenses, insurance cards, credit cards, birth certificates, firearm’s licences and cheques.
An adult male and female, both of no fixed address were taken into custody and will be facing numerous charges. Sylvan Lake RCMP are actively trying to return the stolen property and identity documents to their rightful owners.
Sylvan Lake RCMP would also like to remind residents to ensure they are not leaving identification in their vehicles, and to lock their vehicles when unattended. Once thieves have your identity documents they have the ability to fraudulently apply for loans and credit cards, in addition to making unauthorized purchases under your identity. This can cause damage to your credit rating and cause undue stress recovering an identity that is rightfully yours.
The investigation is ongoing, and an update will be provided when all charges are laid.
Sylvan Lake RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 403-858-7200 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 at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stopperswww.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).