Airdrie, Alberta – On April 4, 2017, at 10:30pm, Airdrie RCMP received a complaint of theft from Walmart. An unknown male and female exited Walmart with two carts of unpaid merchandise. The merchandise was then loaded into a stolen vehicle prior to Walmart staff approaching the pair. The male and female were able to depart Walmart with some of the stolen merchandise.
On April 5, 2017, at approximately 4:30am, Airdrie RCMP received a complaint of a theft of truck from the Kingsview Market area. Airdrie RCMP members attended immediately and were able to arrest the male whom was trying to flee the scene on foot. The female was able to flee the scene in a vehicle but, was arrested a short while later falling asleep in the parked vehicle. The stolen vehicle was the same vehicle used in the Walmart theft.
31-year old Anthony James Potts is charged with numerous offences including: Theft Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property, Resist Arrest, Fail to Comply with Undertaking, in addition to numerous outstanding arrest warrants.
44-year old Diane Renee Fiddler is charged with numerous offences including: Flight from Police, Fail to Comply with Recognizance, Theft of Credit Card, Possession of Stolen Property, Driving an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, in addition to numerous outstanding arrest warrants.
Airdrie RCMP would like to thank Airdrie citizens, loss prevention officers, and Walmart staff for their assistance on this matter.
RCMP files: 2017-394011, 2017-394516, and 2017-394936