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A wildfire burns as evacuees who were stranded north of Fort McMurray, Alta., head south of Fort McMurray on Highway 63, May 6, 2016.

CHRIS WATTIE/Reuters

Another person has been charged for allegedly posing as a Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees.

RCMP in Claresholm, Alta., say they got a complaint on May 12 from Family and Community Support Services about a couple that appeared to be pretending to be fire evacuees.

Police say an investigation found the couple had never actually lived in Fort McMurray and had no ties to Alberta.

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Mounties say residents of Claresholm gave the couple a place to stay, clothes, meals and bought work boots.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jamie Lynn Cox, of Victoria, is to appear in Fort McLeod court on June 1 on five counts of fraud under $5,000.

Darryl Rondeau, who is 39 and also of Victoria, pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud under $5,000 in Fort McLeod court and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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