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Charges laid after counterfeit money, cheques found during traffic stop

Two people are facing charges after a recent traffic stop in Grande Prairie. Police say the Crime Reduction Unit found a vehicle driving suspiciously north of the city. They determined that the vehicle was stolen.

When they pulled it over, officers say they found $49,627.01 in counterfeit cheques, $3,000.00 in counterfeit foreign currency, nine counterfeit Alberta health cards, 54 personal cheques, a SIN card and birth certificate and multiple counterfeit ID cards.

29-year-old Kailey Peterschein is facing multiple charges including 28 counts of buying, receiving and possessing counterfeit money and 13 counts of possession of identity documents.

43-year-old Sydney Grey is charged with possession of stolen property, identity fraud and obstructing a peace officer.

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Peterschein is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on December 12th and Grey is scheduled to appear on January 28th.

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