Two Calgary residents face charges after allegedly using stolen credit cards

A 44-year-old Calgary man is facing charges after Strathmore RCMP officers caught him after he attempted to use several stolen credit cards at a local business.

The incident happened around noon on Thursday when a local business reported that two people had left their store after trying to use a number of credit cards which had been declined.

Strathmore RCMP found the two men in the parking lot and conducted a traffic stop, which led to the discovery of a number of credit cards and IDs that did not belong to the three individuals on board the vehicle.

A 29-year-old Calgary woman has been released with a court date to face charges related to Thursday’s incident.

A 44-year-old Calgary man was found wanted on 15 outstanding warrants and is in custody.

The third person in the vehicle, a 34-year-old Calgary man, was convicted of three traffic violations, including driving a vehicle without valid insurance.

The vehicle was towed off site.

The investigation is continuing. Additional charges are possible.

“Thanks to the store employee’s prompt reporting, Strathmore members were able to locate and apprehend those involved to prevent further offences,” Strathmore RCMP Detachment Commander Sergeant Mark Wielgosz said in a statement. communicated.