Complaint leads to arrest of two in connection with identity theft

A shoplifting complaint led to Olds RCMP arresting two people in connection with identity theft crimes.

A shoplifting complaint led to Olds RCMP arresting two people in connection with identity theft crimes.

RCMP said an officer responded to a shoplifting call in Olds about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday spotted a female suspect walking away and then jumping into a passing car.

The vehicle was pulled over during a traffic stop and two suspects arrested.

Police recovered $640 in stolen clothing from a local sports store, three purses worth about $100 taken from a local consignment shop and clothing from a Red Deer retailer.

A search of the vehicle also turned up several hotel guest registration cards and receipts, which had been stolen from Circle 5 Hotel in Olds and Red Deer’s Ramada Inn. Break-in instruments and copper wire were also recovered.

Police armed with a warrant searched the suspects’ motel room in Olds and turned up more guest registration cards, 30 metres of copper wire and a small amount of drugs.

Jessica Fedyk, 25, of Red Deer, has been charged with 17 counts of identity theft, three counts of theft under $5,000, as well as charges of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance.

Jeffrey Peter Webb, 27, of Blackfalds, has been charged with 17 counts of identity theft, three counts of theft under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of credit card data.

Both were scheduled to appear in Didsbury provincial court on Monday.

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