A 36 year old Winnipeg man is facing a list of counterfeit currency charges after Winkler Police arrested him last Saturday.
That afternoon, officers responded to two calls regarding a male attempting to pass off counterfeit $50 bills for purchases at two different businesses. When police located the suspect in the parking lot of the second business, he provided fraudulently altered ID and claimed to be the person on it.
Following his arrest for uttering counterfeit currency, the suspect's identity was confirmed, and it was learned he was the subject of 12 outstanding arrest warrants from various police agencies throughout the province, many related to counterfeit currency, including one from Winkler Police regarding an investigation from earlier this year.
Police also determined the suspect's vehicle was stolen, and the licence plates on it were stolen from a different vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of fraudulent ID, stolen ID's, additional counterfeit currency, a crossbow weapon with ammunition and approximately 1.4 grams of methamphetamine.
In addition to the charges related to the outstanding arrest warrants, the man faces charges including:
1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 X2
2. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
3. Uttering Counterfeit Money X2
4. Possession of Counterfeit Money
5. Personation with Intent
6. Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
7. Possession of Schedule I Substance
He was remanded into custody and appeared in court Monday.
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