Mounties seize suspected counterfeit twenties and gear
October 10, 2013 - 3:06 PM
UPDATE: The discovery of counterfeit money and a subsequent search warrant on a house in Glenmore has led to charges against a man and a woman.
Police say they noticed a suspicious Ford sedan in the back alley between Smithson Drive and the 1700 block of High Road Oct. 8. The car had truck plates and two people were inside. It was soon discovered the car was uninsured and the man at the wheel was given a ticket. The woman was carrying U.S. currency that police suspected was counterfeit and she was arrested.
With evidence in hand, police conducted a search of the car and found more $20 and $50 bills, many with the same serial number along with small quantities of crack cocaine and crystal meth.
As a result of the seizure and information that came from an ongoing counterfeiting investigation, a warrant was executed on the Glenmore home, located in the 1800 block of High Road. Items believed to be associated to the production of counterfeit currency were seized in the search and a 27-year-old Kelowna man was arrested.
Lindsay Purdy, 26 has been charged with Making Counterfeit Money, possession of counterfeit money and making counterfeit money. Jesse McDonald, 27, has also been charged with making counterfeit money. Further charges could be laid pending continued consultation with the Crown. Both are scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 10, 2013.
4:35 p.m. Oct. 9, 2013
KELOWNA - Counterfeit money may be what Mounties seized yesterday during an investigation of suspicious activity in Kelowna yesterday.
Police were called to High Road and Smithson Crescent at about 8:20 a.m. where they found a parked car where they found the suspected counterfeit $20 bills in U.S. currency. A 26-year-old woman was arrested and held in custody.
At 6:18 the same day, the RCMP executed a search warrant on a home at 1800 High Road. Items believed associated with the production of conterfeit currency were seized.
The woman remains in custody while the investigation continues.
An update is expected by noon tomorrow.
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