Claresholm RCMP has charged 37-year-old Clayton Wayne Jordan of Red Deer, Alberta with three counts of utter counterfeit money, three counts of illegal possession of government documents, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, one count of trafficking in property obtained by crime under $5000 and 1 count of possession under the controlled drugs and substances act. 

26-year-old Brooke Adriana McKlusky also of Red Deer has been charged with two counts of utter counterfeit money, three counts of illegal possession of government documents, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 and one count of possession under the controlled drugs and substances act.

On September 11th, the Nanton RCMP was made aware of counterfeit US currency being used within its community. 

Reports of the currency being used in Claresholm and in Fort MacLeod were also received in the following days. On September 14th, a community message was sent out by local businesses advising of the counterfeit currency and descriptions of the accused.   

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On September 15, the Claresholm RCMP was made aware that the suspects were in town by concerned residents and business owners.  A male and female were arrested without incident at a local business. A search warrant was conducted on the accused’s vehicle and evidence of additional crimes was located. 

The Claresholm RCMP have charged a 37-year-old male from Red Deer, Alberta with three counts of utter counterfeit money, three counts of illegal possession of government documents, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, one count of trafficking in property obtained by crime under $5000 and one count of possession under the controlled drugs and substances act.

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A 26-year-old female also of Red Deer has been charged with two counts of utter counterfeit money, three counts of illegal possession of government documents, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 and one count of possession under the controlled drugs and substances act.  

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Both of the accused have been released and are scheduled to appear in Fort MacLeod Provincial court on October 7, 2020.  As there is a possibility that there is still illegal US currency circulating in the community the RCMP is asking that retailers remain vigilant and to report any suspect bills. 

More information on counterfeit US currency can be located at https://www.uscurrency.gov/denominations

Claresholm and Nanton RCMP thanks the public for their assistance.  The identities of the two accused will be released to River Radio once the information has been sworn in a court of law.  

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