RCMP recently recovered cellphones worth $40,000 in a joint investigation in central Alberta. Contributed photo

RCMP recently recovered cellphones worth $40,000 in a joint investigation in central Alberta. Contributed photo

$40,000 worth of stolen cell phones seized in central Alberta

RCMP in central and southern Alberta joined forces and seized cell phones worth $40,000 and arrested an Innisfail resident.

In October, High Level RCMP detachment received a complaint of theft from a local communications provider regarding shipments of cell phones that went missing between Edmonton and their High Level destination.

An investigation was launched by High Level detachment which led investigators to Innisfail, Alberta.

Innisfail General Investigation Section executed a search warrant on a residence near Cannon Park in Innisfail Friday.

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Rebecca Neustaeter, a 21 year old Innisfail resident, formerly of High Level, was arrested. Charges include possession of stolen property, trafficking in stolen property and theft over $5,000.

Neustaeter was released on an appearance notice to attend court in Red Deer on Feb. 17, 2021.



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