Man charged in theft of Griesbach commemorative plaques

A 45-year-old man has been charged in the theft of 18 memorial plaques taken in July from the Griesbach neighbourhood of Edmonton.

The man was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and fraud under $5,000

The plaques, which honoured some of Canada’s most decorated soldiers and most famous battles, went missing in late July.

Griesbach is the site of a former Canadian Forces base.

The plaques were quickly recovered when a local scrap metal dealer recognized them. They were too damaged to be reused.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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