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Man facing 20 charges related to identify theft
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St. Albert Provincial Court

Identity theft charges back in court

A man who has been charged with a slew of identity theft charges will be back in court next week.

Ahmed Salha is facing 20 charges related to identify theft, thanks to a lengthy investigation by the RCMP that identified more than 100 victims. He will return to court to enter an election and plea on Aug. 12.

Salha, 33, has been charged with one count of obtaining or possessing identity information, six counts of making false documents, six counts of possessing forged government ID, six counts of illegally procuring identity documents, and one count of possessing instruments intended to be used for forgery.

On May 2, the St. Albert RCMP said officers began a lengthy investigation in March that led to a search warrant being executed at a local residence. Through that warrant, police identified more than 100 victims of identity theft and fraud from all over central Alberta.

The RCMP believes some of the identities were stolen by suspects going through unlocked vehicles and stealing documents.

Trafficking charges return next week

A woman who is facing trafficking charges after police found meth and GHB while executing a search warrant will make an appearance in court on Monday.

Jaydh Singh has put her matters over to Aug. 12 for an election and plea.

The St. Albert RCMP executed the search warrant in North Ridge in May and found more than two ounces of methamphetamine, $1,590 in Canadian cash and a small amount of GHB.

Singh, 20, of St. Albert, has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of the proceeds of a crime under $5,000 and obstructing a police officer.