Ca: Cops make major identity-theft bust

Allison Salz reports:

An investigation that recovered more than 150 stolen IDs has Edmonton police urging everyone to protect their information.


“Credit cards, Alberta health care, social insurance cards, that kind of documentation, which was being used to produce fraudulent identification,” says Dehid. ”This is a solid example of some of the activity that we see but it’s on the higher level of what we’d get normally.”


Leonard John MacDonnell, 44, is charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000, forgery of a document, possess identity intended for use to commit forgery, possess identity document belonging to another, possess identity information, breach of recognizance.

Denise Fehr, 41, is charged with 64 fraud-related charges including obtain/possess identity information. Richard Lauderdale, 38, and Deleen Howe, 28, are each charged with 58 fraud-related charges.

Read more in the Edmonton Sun.

Ah, but how/where did they obtain the identity information?

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