Sylvan Lake RCMP seize counterfeit money in bust

Two people facing charges in connection with alleged counterfeiting operation

Two people are facing weapons and counterfeiting charges after a Sylvan Lake RCMP bust earlier this week.

Police said a Tuesday search of a home in Sylvan Lake’s Ryders Ridge neighbourhood turned up a restricted weapon, numerous printers, counterfeit Canadian and U.S.currency, as well as other materials commonly used in counterfeiting.

Bradley James Mulder, 44, of Red Deer, has been charged with possessing counterfeit currency and possession of a restricted weapon. Mulder has been released on bail and is due next in Red Deer provincial court on Feb. 24.

Nicole Armstrong, 32, of Sylvan Lake, is facing charges related to the possession and production of counterfeit currency, identity theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

Armstrong is next due in Red Deer court on March 3. She is also scheduled to appear in court in Stettler on March 9 in connection with a Jan. 11 incident in that community that led to a charge of using counterfeit money.