Man accused of identity theft wanted by police

RCMP found out suspect’s real identity after he was released from custody.

  • Mar. 24, 2017 3:00 p.m.

Michael James Racicot

Ponoka RCMP have released the real name of a man who assumed someone else’s identity when he was arrested.

Michael James Racicot, 30, was one of three men arrested in connection with an investigation into stolen vehicles being involved in “driving events” on March 16.

Police allege that while in custody the man used a name he had obtained through identity theft. He was released before the subterfuge was discovered.

A warrant has been issued for Racicot who may have connections to Fort Saskatchewan and Red Deer.He is facing a total of 31 criminal code charges for his involvement in this series of crimes.

Racicot is described as Caucasian, 1.78 metres (five-foot-eight), weighing 82 kg (180 pounds). He has black hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

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