Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested two males and recovered stolen property, forged documents and identification.

On Dec. 1, 2022, Grande Prairie RCMP received a report from a local hotel of identity theft. The hotel believed that a client had fraudulently used a credit card to obtain lodging. An investigation ensued resulting in a search warrant at a residential apartment in Grande Prairie. The search of the residence resulted in the recovery of stolen property, stolen identification, fraudulent documents, forged documents and equipment used to create them, including the following:

  • Forged credit cards and identification.
  • Stolen identification (birth certificates, social insurance number, Alberta Healthcare)
  • Stolen credit cards
  • Stolen property
  • Computers, printers, cutters, Identification template makers and other equipment used to create fraudulent cards and identification

Trent Thompson (37) a resident of Grande Prairie has been charged with:

  • Possession of a forged document X 10
  • Theft, forgery, misuse of credit card X 8
  • Illegal possession or trafficking in government documents X 7
  • Identity theft X 2
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 X 2
  • Identity fraud
  • Make, deal or possess instruments for forging credit card
  • Make/sell/possess instruments for making a forged document
  • Possession of methamphetamine

Kevin Stewart (27) a resident of Grande Prairie has been charged with:

  • Obtain food/lodging by fraud
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 X 2
  • Theft, forgery, misuse of credit card
  • Identity theft
  • Identity fraud
  • Possession of a forged document

Following a judicial release hearing, Thompson was remanded into custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Jan. 16, 2023. Stewart was subsequently released to appear Jan. 25, 2023 in Grande Prairie Provincial Court.

As these matters are now before the courts, no further update or details surrounding the incident will be provided.

Grande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for coming forward with the information that led to this investigation. Fraud, counterfeiting, and theft have a large-scale impact on our communities, and the RCMP is committed to enforcing these laws and stopping those responsible for these crimes.

If you have information regarding this or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at ( ) or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Information provided by the Grande Prairie RCMP