November 26th, 2020

Counterfeit suspect continues to look for lawyer


By Shurtz, Delon on October 24, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

One of two people accused of spending counterfeit U.S. money in several southern Alberta communities may have to continue looking for a lawyer following a brief hearing this week in Lethbridge provincial court.

Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly, who represents one of the accused, Clayton Wayne Jordan, also appeared in court on behalf of co-accused Brooke Adriana McKlusky, but told the judge there could be a conflict of interest that prevents her from representing both accused. She said she needs to discuss the matter with the Crown before deciding how best to proceed.

In the meantime, the case has been adjourned to next Wednesday.

Jordan and McKlusky, both of Red Deer, are accused of passing the phoney money in Nanton, Claresholm and Fort Macleod. They were arrested Sept. 15 at a Claresholm business after residents and business owners reported they had seen the two suspects 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.

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