Alberta cattle seized in Saskatchewan.
Two people have been charged with fraud over $ 5,000 after an RCMP investigation into cattle at several locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Shane and Shanon Hoff, of Two Hills, Alta., Are scheduled to appear in Vegreville provincial court on Oct. 18 after cattle were allegedly purchased with a fraudulent check and transported out of the province without mark inspection.
The Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit encourages “all livestock owners to mark their livestock and horses as this is the primary means of identifying the owner and in most cases. case, which is relied on for successful prosecutions, ”an RCMP statement said.
The unit was first notified on August 19 of an alleged fraudulent purchase of cattle in Tofield, Alta. “Livestock Services of Saskatchewan was called in to help and an area was identified where the cattle were supposed to graze. “
Two purebred Black Angus bulls were seized on September 2 in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. Evidence implicating other alleged victims was also found during the search, the statement said.
Cattle were subsequently recovered on September 16 in connection with suspected fraud in Thorsby, Alta., And Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. “A total of 19 animals were seized and identified through registered cattle marks and / or registered purebred tattoos.”
Anyone with information on other alleged incidents related to the RCMP investigation involving Shane and Shanon Hoff are asked to contact either the Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit at 403-598-6991 or their local police.
“If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPPS), online at www.P3Tips.com, or by using the ‘P3 Tips’ application available via the Apple App Store Where Google play store. “