Alert car dealership employee thwarts fraudulent truck deal

Ponoka, Alberta – The RCMP have laid over 20 charges against a male following an attempt on July 20 to sell a stolen truck at a local car dealership which led to his arrest.

At 1:35 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to the dealership after an alert employee determined that a truck, which the male was trying to use as a trade in, was reported stolen. The suspect allegedly had all the documentation for the truck as well as what appeared to be identification. The RCMP confirmed that the truck in question was still stolen, and took the male into custody.

Investigation revealed several pieces of stolen identification that had been altered, and the RCMP were able to establish the proper identification of the suspect male.

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28-year-old Brendyn Donald Roger Beaulieu is facing the following charges:

– Trafficking in property obtained by crime over $5,000

– Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

– Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x2)

– Identity theft

– Identity Fraud (x2)

– Illegal possession or trafficking in government documents

– Use/Traffic/Possess a forged document (x3)

– Fail to comply with a condition of a recognizance (x9)

He is also charged under the Traffic Safety Act.

At the time of his arrest, Beaulieu was on release on three different Justice of the Peace Recognizances.

A judicial interim release hearing has been held and Beaulieu remains in custody. He is scheduled for a CCTV appearance in Provincial Court of Alberta in Wetaskiwin on July 23, 2019.

The owner of the truck has now recovered the truck all identification documentation as well as a piece of jewellery which was stolen during a break and enter to his residence.

Ponoka RCMP

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