October 25th, 2020

Counterfeit case in court for first time


By Shurtz, Delon on October 9, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

Charges against two people arrested last month following complaints that a man and woman were spending fake U.S. money, were in court Wednesday for the first time.

Clayton Wayne Jordan and Brooke Adriana McKlusky, both of Red Deer, are accused of passing the counterfeit money in Nanton, Claresholm and Fort Macleod. They were arrested without incident Sept. 15 at a Claresholm business after residents and business owners reported the two suspects were in town.

Police also searched a vehicle and found evidence of additional crimes.

Jordan, 37, is charged with four counts of using counterfeit money, three counts of making/possessing identity documents, two counts of stolen property under $5,000, one count of trafficking in stolen property, and one count of drug possession.

McKlusky, 26, is charged with three counts of using counterfeit money, three counts of making/possessing identity documents, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, and one count of drug possession.

Neither accused attended court Wednesday, although Jordan was represented by Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly. Court was told McKlusky had not yet retained a lawyer and a warrant was issued for her arrest, but held until both accuseds’ next court hearing Oct. 21.

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