Red Deer RCMP have arrested a woman after she was located at a bank attempting to withdraw $19,000 from her victim’s account using forged identification.
Shortly before 4:30 pm on October 19, Red Deer RCMP were called to a bank in response to a report of a woman attempting to withdraw $19,000 from an account using what the staff member believed was fake identification. RCMP attended and determined the suspect was in possession of a fraudulent Alberta driver’s license and a fraudulent Social Insurance Number. The suspect was arrested without incident, and RCMP seized a withdrawal slip from a different bank branch that showed a $3,500 withdrawal from the same account earlier the same day.
The victim was not aware that her identity had been stolen, as she was in possession of her authentic driver’s license and SIN. RCMP continue to investigate.
37 year old Amy Diane Haydu faces the following charges:
- Criminal Code 368(1)(a) – Utter forged document X 4
- Criminal Code 380(1)(a) – Fraud over $5,000
- Criminal Code 380(1)(b) – Fraud under $5,000
- Criminal Code 403(1)(b) – Identity fraud X 2
At the time of her arrest, Amy Haydu was also wanted on four warrants out of Calgary for breach of probation (3) and a traffic charge, and was wanted on another warrant out of BC for theft. She appeared in court in Red Deer this morning, October 20 for a bail hearing regarding her Red Deer charges.
To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft, visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/id-theft-vol-eng.htm.