Couple facing credit-card fraud charges

A woman arrested last week on credit card fraud returns to court today after reserving her plea on Tuesday.

A woman arrested last week on credit card fraud returns to court today after reserving her plea on Tuesday.

Heather Joan Renshaw, 23, of no fixed address will appear in Red Deer provincial court on 10 counts of possession of stolen property, possession of a forged falsified credit card and possession of a controlled substance.

She was arrested along with a man on Nov. 16 after Red Deer City RCMP were called to a complaint at a hotel in the Golden West area.

Ryan Munroe, 28, of no fixed address, reserved his plea on Tuesday and returns to Red Deer court on Nov. 29.

RCMP responded to a complaint of unauthorized use of a credit card at the hotel after a credit card company contacted a client to verify a transaction that had occurred at a hotel. The client had not authorized his credit card to be used.

RCMP found a man and woman in a hotel room with a number of credit cards and various pieces of identification. Police seized credit card-altering materials.

It’s alleged the man provided a false name to police but he was later identified.

Munroe is charged with 10 counts of possession of stolen property, possession of forged falsified credit card, obstructing a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.

Munroe was wanted by Calgary police in connection with 11 outstanding warrants. These charges include robbery with a restricted firearm, break and enter while committing robbery, theft, theft of credit card, three counts each of fraud and possessing forged falsified credit cards and possession of a controlled substance.

Renshaw was also wanted by the Rimbey RCMP in connection to two arrest warrants, which include possession of a controlled substance and failing to attend court.