Strathmore, Alberta – Following a tip received and confirmation with various Legions and poppy coordinators, it has been determined that the complaint investigated by the RCMP was unfounded and not a theft.
Earlier today the RCMP put out a photo of a male identified as a suspect of theft. The RCMP would like to state that no theft occurred. This was a misunderstanding involving a very eager volunteer who went above and beyond and collected boxes that he was not tasked to collect. The money is accounted for and is where it belongs.
The RCMP is asking that all media agencies remove the photo from their social media pages and assist in clarifying this situation. It is an unfortunate mix up that has caused embarrassment to a volunteer.
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