Police have arrested a man and woman for trying to buy vehicles using fake or stolen IDs.

In November, the Strathcona County RCMP Property Crime Unit received a call from a victim who claimed a financing company called regarding the purchase of a vehicle.

"It was determined a male suspect was using the victim's identification information to complete the purchase," RCMP said in a release. 

Police identified the man as Timothy Peterson. 

Peterson was arrested a couple of days later in Sherwood Park when he tried to complete the purchase. The 32-year-old from Grande Prairie is now facing charges of fraud over $5,000, identity theft, identity fraud and illegal possession of government documents. 

A second fraud incident

About a month later, the Strathcona County RCMP Property Crime Unit began investigating a report about a woman who tried to purchase a vehicle at a dealership, also using fraudulent identification.

Briese Beaulieu was arrested at a dealership in Sherwood Park. 

"RCMP simultaneously recovered another vehicle that the female drove to the dealership with the intention to be used as a trade-in as part of the deal."

It's believed that the vehicle was also purchased with fake documents. 

Beaulieu is charged with two counts of failing to comply and one charge of fraud over $5,000, identity fraud, obstructing a peace officer, illegal possession of government documents and unauthorized use of credit card data. 

Both Beaulieu and Peterson have court dates in January.