Local RCMP lay numerous charges in a major fraud investigation

38-year-old Crystal Stebbings of Stony Plain faces 10 charges for various fraud, drug, weapon, and theft crimes.

A major fraud investigation has led to local RCMP charging a Stony Plain woman. 

Police searched Crystal Stebbings’ home on Jan. 4 and recovered a large amount of stolen and fraudulent personal documents and cheques, stolen mail, and a small amount of crystal meth.

RCMP found the following:

  •  Three grams of methamphetamine
  • A fraudulent Alberta Operator’s licence containing the information of one of the victim’s, but altered to have Stebbings' photograph displayed
  • A binder which containing hundreds of fraudulent or stolen gift cards
  • Hundreds of stolen or fraudulent debit, credit, and gift cards as well as identification documents of hundreds of victims with an estimated value exceeding $100,000
  • Hundreds of stolen or fraudulent cheques with more than 50 victims, carrying an estimated value exceeding $100,000
  • Thousands of pages of financial, government-issued or mailed documents from more than 100 victims from locations across Alberta
  • Hundreds of pages of hotel receipts which contain complete credit card details from hotel guests
  • Blank cheque printing paper
  • A typewriter loaded with a fraudulent bank draft with the amount $11,289.29 typed on it
  • Nun chucks (a prohibited weapon)

Officers say some of the items located during the search were taken from recycling and garbage bins and that many of the victims were not aware of the crimes.

The 38-year-old also faces charges for drug and weapon crimes.

Stebbings was released from custody after a hearing on January 16th. She appeared in Stony Plain Provincial Court on Wednesday.

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