November 15, 2022 2:43 PM
The Saskatoon Police Service Economic Crime Section has added further charges against a 48-year-old woman, who was initially arrested in August, in connection to a missing persons investigation.
The 48-year-old woman attended the SPS Service Centre this afternoon where she was arrested and charged with; Procurement to be Made and Possess Identity Documents, Forging a Passport, Providing a False Statement in Relation to a Passport, Possession of a Forged Passport, Possession of Forged Documents, Identity Theft and Identity Fraud.
Her next court appearance will be November 21st, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., August 26, 2022 [**REDACTED**] was transferred into the custody of the Saskatoon Police Service.
At this time [**REDACTED**] is facing the following Canadian offences; Abduction in Contravention of a Custody Order and Public Mischief. Additional charges are being considered as the criminal investigation progresses.
[**REDACTED**] is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom #1. She will be held in police custody until that time.
The SPS would like to thank the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Homeland Security for their assistance in returning [**REDACTED**] to Saskatoon.
Court information # 991204853.
August 8, 2022 11:38 AM
Charges have been laid in relation to a missing persons investigation that involved authorities in both Canada and the United States.
As a result of investigation to date, the Saskatoon Police Service, in consultation with the Crown, has charged [**REDACTED**] with the following Canadian offences; Abduction in Contravention of a Custody Order and Public Mischief. Additional charges are being considered as the criminal investigation progresses.
As a result of investigation to date, the United States Department of Homeland Security has charged [**REDACTED**] with the following United States offences:
Title 18 U.S. Code - 1028A (a) (1) provides that it is a felony offense for a person, during and in relation to any felony violation enumerated in subsection c, to-wit: false statements in the use of a passport, to knowingly possess or use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person.
Title 18 U.S. Code – 1028 (a) (6) provides that it is a misdemeanor offense for a person to possess an identification document which is stolen or produced without lawful authority knowing that such document was stolen or produced without such authority.
[**REDACTED**] remains in custody in the United States where she will be making her first court appearance today. Investigators with the Saskatoon Police Service are consulting the provincial Crown to arrange for her future extradition to Canada.
[**REDACTED**], age 7, was reunited with a legal guardian on August 5th and returned to Canada on August 7th.
The investigation is ongoing and the Saskatoon Police Service continues to ask anyone with information believed to be relevant to contact the SPS at 306-975-8300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or your local law enforcement agency.