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Alberta woman arrested on dozens of fraud charges — again

An Alberta woman who was arrested in Strathmore in 2009 on dozens of fraud-related charges has again been arrested on dozens of new, fraud-related charges, police said Monday.

Jane Elizabeth Moore faces 2 counts of uttering threats and 80 counts of fraud in latest arrest

Jane Elizabeth Moore seen at left after being arrested on 107 fraud-related charges in 2009 and at right after a warrant was issued for her arrest in 2014 for breach of probation. (Calgary Police Service / Crime Stoppers)

An Alberta woman who was arrested in Strathmore in 2009 on dozens of fraud-related charges has again been arrested on dozens of new, fraud-related charges, police said Monday.

Strathmore RCMP said Jane Elizabeth Moore, 42, was arrested last week. She was charged with two counts of uttering threats, two counts of fraud over $5,000 and 78 counts of fraud under $5,000.

Police said their investigation began on May 31, when a Wheatland County resident reported being a victim of fraud that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars.

Investigators determined the alleged fraudster had used a fake bank letter to convince several victims to give her money.

Police arrested Moore on June 27.

She was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Strathmore on Friday.

Previous fraud arrest

Moore was previously picked up by Strathmore police on fraud-related charges in October 2009.

She pleaded guilty to dozens of charges and received a two-year sentence in 2010.

In 2014, a warrant was issued for her arrest for breach of probation.

Police noted in Monday's release that Moore has also used the following names as aliases in the past:

  • Jane Seaman
  • Elizabeth Seaman
  • Jane Norman
  • Jane Plimmer
  • JJ O'Conner
  • Jane Smith

Cpl. Curtis Peters said RCMP are "aware of her previous history" and encouraged anyone else who believes they have been victimized to contact police.

Strathmore RCMP can be reached at 403-934-3968 and Crime Stoppers can be contacted anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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