A 20-year-old Aylmer man and a 20-year-old Gatineau woman are both facing charges in relation to a local break and enter.
On June 5, 2017, the complainant received a call from her granddaughter to meet in town. The victim left her rural east residence, but the granddaughter never showed up. When the complainant returned home she discovered someone had been in her house and stolen cash, jewellery and cheques.
Detectives began investigating and confirmed the granddaughter along with her boyfriend had broken into the home after the granddaughter had intentionally lured the complainant away. The two had then gone to a bank where they cashed a stolen cheque. They attempted to cash additional cheques, but bank staff became suspicious and the two fled.
Detectives learned the two accused were somewhere in Quebec and arrest warrants were applied for.
On July 24, 2017 the female accused turned herself in at police headquarters while the male accused was picked up by Kingston Police at the Gatineau Police Headquarters in Quebec.
Both accused were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The two accused are charged jointly with break and enter, theft over $5000, and utter forged cheque.