Pair charged for multiple fraud, possession and counterfeit related offences

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After arresting a duo for driving in a stolen vehicle, Kingston Police found reason to lay 29 charges against the accused man and woman.

The pair were observed by police driving a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a west end plaza on Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019. Once the vehicle was parked, the accused man, who was driving, entered a bank while the accused woman remained in the vehicle. As he was leaving the bank, police arrested the accused man. When asked to identify himself, the man provided an alias.

Police then attempted to speak with accused woman, who was seated in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle. Instead of complying, the woman climbed into the driver’s seat and began to drive away. Just before the vehicle collided with another car parked in the lot, police were able to stop the vehicle and arrest the accused woman, according to a press release from Kingston Police. After being arrested for the possession of stolen property, the accused woman provided a false identity to police.

Both of the accused parties were then taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, were they were held to attend bail hearings the following day.

After being arrested, both the male and female were found to be in possession of fraudulent Canadian currency. Police also found equipment used for the purpose of producing counterfeit money, and both of the accused parties were found to be in possession of fraudulent identification, as well.

When searched, the accused woman was also found to be in possession of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine, and a note of Canadian currency with a plastic strip over it which is used for the purposes of breaking into coin-operated machines.

The 31-year-old man was charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Dealing in counterfeit instruments
  • Two counts of fraud under $5,000
  • Possession of counterfeit money
  • Obstructing police
  • Seven counts of possession of identity information for fraudulent offence(s)

The 24-year-old woman was charged with:”

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Dealing in counterfeit instruments
  • Two counts of fraud under $5,000
  • Possession of counterfeit currency
  • Obstructing police
  • Possession of identity information for fraudulent offence(s)
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of an instrument to break into coin-operated device(s)
  • Four counts of breach of recognizance
  • Two counts of breach of probation

 

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