City woman faces 22 charges in fraudulent vehicle purchase

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
January 8, 2018 - 4:27pm

LETHBRIDGE -  A 28-year old city woman faces almost two dozen charges in relation to the use of another woman's identity to fraudulently purchase a vehicle.
On Thursday (Jan 4), a patrol officer identified a stolen license plate on a Jeep parked in a hotel lot along the 1000 block of Mayor Magrath Drive.
Upon further investigation and search of a hotel room, police recovered identity documents belonging to four people as well as stolen credit and debit cards. It was determined a local woman’s identity had been used to obtain a loan and purchase the $40,000 Jeep out of Edmonton.
Samantha Joy Ellison was arrested without incident and made an initial court appearance on Friday (Jan 5).  

Ellison faces the following charges:  Fraud over $5,000; Possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000; Forgery; Uttering a forged document; two charges of Possession of stolen property under $5,000; Identity fraud; thee charges of breach of recognizance; and four charges each for Possession of identity information, Possession of identity documents and Possession of a stolen credit card.



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