Four charged in Grande Prairie with using counterfeit American money

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Four people in Grande Prairie have been charged in the wake of numerous warnings of counterfeit US currency that has been circulating in the area.

On Wednesday, August 17th at approximately 9:30 p.m., police located a vehicle parked at a motel on the city’s west side that matched the description of a vehicle used in recent reports of counterfeit American money. One woman and two men were arrested without incident before police executed a search warrant of one of the motel’s rooms. Police located approximately $8550 US counterfeit currency in the room.

32 year-old Grande Prairie resident Michael James Boyes has been charged with:

Six counts of Uttering/Use Counterfeit Currency, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. In addition, Boynes faces one count each of:

  • Making Counterfeit Currency
  • Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting,
  • Possession of Counterfeit Currency
  • Laundering Proceeds of Crime

20 year-old David Lee Henderson of Grande Prairie has been charged with:

Three counts each of: Possession of Counterfeit Currency (US), and Possession of a Controlled Substance; Two counts of Uttering/Use Counterfeit Currency; and one count each of: Exporting Counterfeit Currency, Making Counterfeit Currency, Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting, Laundering Proceeds of Crime

19 year-old Montana Lee Munroe from Prince George has been charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance; and one count each of Possession of Counterfeit Currency, and Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting

Through the on-going police investigation, police identified and later charged 29 year-old Edmonton resident Kyle Jared Johnson. Johnson has been charged with: three counts of Possession of Counterfeit Currency; two counts of Uttering/Use Counterfeit Currency; and one count each of:

  • Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting
  • Making Counterfeit
  • Laundering Proceeds of Crime
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer
  • Possession of Controlled Substance

Munroe is set to appear in a Grande Prairie court on Wednesday, August 24th. Boyes, Henderson and Johnson aren’t set to next appear in court until Wednesday, September 14th.