COURT: Four accused make first appearances in Ponoka Provincial Court

COURT: Four accused make first appearances in Ponoka Provincial Court

Three accused in a case of alleged organized fraud will be back before a judge on Nov. 22.

James MacNeil, 36, and 19 year-old Karmeryne Boyd, both from Red Deer, as well as Brendyn Beaulieu, 28 of Edmonton, appeared in Ponoka Provincial Court on Oct. 25 on charges stemming from their arrest on Oct. 8 involving an extensive credit card fraud scheme.

The case was adjourned as lawyers for all three made the request, in order to receive disclosure from the crown.

Beaulieu, who was placed in custody when arrested, will remain at the Edmonton Remand Centre until a bail hearing is held on Nov. 8. Meanwhile, both MacNeil and Boyd will stay out on bail.

Each of the three face upwards of a dozen charges each including forgery, possession of forged documents, falsifying credit cards, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, multiple counts of breach of probation and possession of false identity documents

In addition, MacNeil is also facing weapons charges.

Stolen vehicle

A 43-year-old Innisfail man that facing a variety of charges related to a stolen vehicle and theft of other items appeared in Ponoka Provincial Court Oct. 25

Chistopher Hannah allegedly had a taser as well as stolen generators, an air compressor and other items when he was arrested on Oct. 19 after a suspect tried to flee from a stolen vehicle that got stuck in a field near Ponoka.

Posssession on stolen property and possession of a prohibited weapon are among the count he has been charged with.

Hannah will next appear in court on Nov. 15 with the expectation he will have a lawyer by then.