Cochrane RCMP have laid numerous charges against a man and a woman after a fraud investigation.

RCMP had received complaints of a stolen credit card, which was used to buy various items from businesses around Cochrane, police were then able to track the usage, take statements and view CCTV footage.

30 year old Kristin Stevenson, and 34 year old Taylor Irvine have both been charged with three counts of Fraud under $5000, as well as one count of Theft under $5000 in relation to an incident that had been under investigation since July.

RCMP Constable Jennifer Brewer says police were able to identify Stevenson through CCTV footage, as she is known to them.

"Luckily the purchases were at a lot of the smaller businesses, where a lot of face to face time has to be made in order to purchase things," she says. "Through that we were able to do statements, and they did have cameras in place, the investigators were actually able to recognize Ms. Stevenson, and then connect her to Mr. Irvine through it."

Irvine was also charged with Assault, after something was disclosed in evidence gathered during the fraud investigation.

He was released to appear in court on October 4th 2016 while Stevenson remains in custody , and will appear in court on August 26th 2016.

Const Brewer stresses the importance of canceling any stolen credit or debit cards, and reporting any fraudulent purchases to RCMP.

"The best idea is to cancel it right away and then report it as stolen, just so you're covering yourself to make sure there are no more charges on the card."