Lethbridge woman has been charged with multiple accounts of fraud, according to Lethbridge police

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Lethbridge Police have charged a 28-year-old local woman after another woman’s identity was used to fraudulently purchase a vehicle.

On Jan. 4, a patrol officer located a stolen licence plate on a Jeep in the parking lot of a hotel along the 1000 block of Mayor Magrath Drive.

Following investigation, including the search of a hotel room, police recovered identity documents belonging to four people as well as stolen credit and debit cards.

The investigation also determined a local woman’s identity had been used to obtain a loan and purchase a $40,000 Jeep out of Edmonton.

A 28-year-old woman was subsequently arrested without incident and is facing multiple charges.

Samantha Joy Ellison is charged with: fraud over $5,000; possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000; forgery; uttering a forged document; two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000; identity fraud; four counts each of possession of identity information, possession of identity documents, and possession of a stolen credit card; and three counts of breach of a recognizance.

Ellison made her first court appearance Friday.

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This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.